Bloomberg: 'I'm going to stay right to the bitter end' of Democratic primary race
Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEngel scrambles to fend off primary challenge from left It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned MORE said Thursday that he would remain in the Democratic primary race until the “bitter end,” even if mathematically eliminated from winning on the first ballot at the Democratic National Convention.
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In an interview with NBC News, the former mayor said that as long as he viewed himself as having a chance of taking the nomination, he would not concede his candidacy.
“Why would I spend all of this money, all of this time out of my life, and wear and tear, you know, which I love … incidentally, [it] reminds me of my three campaigns in New York for mayor, which I did like, the difference here is that I have to fly from event to event,” Bloomberg said.
“But yeah sure, I love it, I am going to stay right to the bitter end, as long as I have a chance,” he continued.
His remarks come as Democrats, including former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D) have urged him to drop out of the race. Many of the candidates are critical of the overwhelming amount of money (more than $500 million) the billionaire Bloomberg is on track to spend on his self-funded campaign for the presidency just through Super Tuesday.
Other 2020 challengers including Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) have also vowed to stay in the race even if mathematically eliminated from winning on the first ballot, accusing front-runner Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) of employing a similar strategy in 2016.
“You do know that was Bernie’s position in 2016,” Warren told a questioner at a CNN town hall this week. “The way I see this is, you write the rules before you know where everybody stands. And then, you stick with those rules.”