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@ChasKy53 wrote:

@john258 wrote:

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Bernie Sanders laughs at idea of Jeff Bezos floating Michael Bloomberg's presidential run.
Sanders jumped in to joke that the two billionaires make for their own “strong grassroots movement.”


“Jeff Bezos, worth $150 billion, supporting Mike Bloomberg, whose worth only $50 billion, that's real class solidarity,” Sanders said with a chuckle. “I’m impressed by that grassroots movement."


U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was in Iowa campaigning for Sanders, jumped in while Sanders composed himself.
“Of course!” she said in an interview with the Des Moines Register. “They’ve got class solidarity. The billionaires are looking out for each other."


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Based on data from the Federal Election Commission and as reported by Forbes this is how many billionaires have donated to the candidates:


Pete Buttigieg - 23 billionaire donors.


Cory Booker - 18 billionaire donors.


Kamala Harris - 17 billionaire donors.


Joe Biden - 13 billionaire donors


Amy Klobuchar - 8 billionaire donors


Elizabeth Warren - 3 billionaire donors


Tulsi Gabbard - 1 billionaire donor


Andrew Yang - 1 billionaire donor


Bernie Sanders - zero (0) billionaire donors.


"Billionaires Have Declared All-Out War on Sanders and Warren"...


https://www.truthdig.com/articles/billionaires-have-declared-all-out-war-on-sanders-and-warren/


Bernie Sanders arrives at a "grassroots" Power to the People Rally in East LA...


Twitter Video...


https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1195827216577286144

 

 


Do you really think Bernie is not in the same club as they are?


By the number of Billionaires supporting him, I certainly don't.


Dream on. We got Trump when people denied what was right before their eyes. Looks like some would make the same error again.

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 Do I know how many billionaire donors Trump has?

 

No. But so far Trump has raised far more than any candidate running.


His numbers:


$166 million from his campaign,
$81 million from outside groups
$247 million (Total)


Small Individual Contributions (< $200) - $79 million - (38%)
Large Contributions - $25 million - (12%)
Other - 50%


This wasn't the case in 2016 when Hillary outspent Trump by nearly 2 to 1.


https://www.opensecrets.org/2020-presidential-race/candidate?id=N00023864


In the 2016 Election:


According to an analysis of Federal Election Commission disclosures by The Wall Street Journal, two dozen billionaires spent a total of $88 million the campaign season.


Of them, 19 contributed to Hillary Clinton’s political action committee, to the tune of $70 million, while Donald Trump’s PACs have collected $18 million from four billionaires.


About 56 donors gave $1 million or more to outside groups backing both Clinton and Trump, though 83 percent of the combined $200 million was set aside to support the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to the Journal.


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/10/meet-the-billionaires-bankrolling-the-presidential-election


Over the past three elections Mayor Bloomberg has spent $69 million. He spent $789,000 against Donald Trump.


Bloomberg also contributed to Rep. Joseph Crowley of NY who lost to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


From what I've seen, billionaires are out in full force this year.

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@john258 wrote:

@gordyfl wrote:

Bernie Sanders laughs at idea of Jeff Bezos floating Michael Bloomberg's presidential run.
Sanders jumped in to joke that the two billionaires make for their own “strong grassroots movement.”


“Jeff Bezos, worth $150 billion, supporting Mike Bloomberg, whose worth only $50 billion, that's real class solidarity,” Sanders said with a chuckle. “I’m impressed by that grassroots movement."


U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was in Iowa campaigning for Sanders, jumped in while Sanders composed himself.
“Of course!” she said in an interview with the Des Moines Register. “They’ve got class solidarity. The billionaires are looking out for each other."


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Based on data from the Federal Election Commission and as reported by Forbes this is how many billionaires have donated to the candidates:


Pete Buttigieg - 23 billionaire donors.


Cory Booker - 18 billionaire donors.


Kamala Harris - 17 billionaire donors.


Joe Biden - 13 billionaire donors


Amy Klobuchar - 8 billionaire donors


Elizabeth Warren - 3 billionaire donors


Tulsi Gabbard - 1 billionaire donor


Andrew Yang - 1 billionaire donor


Bernie Sanders - zero (0) billionaire donors.


"Billionaires Have Declared All-Out War on Sanders and Warren"...


https://www.truthdig.com/articles/billionaires-have-declared-all-out-war-on-sanders-and-warren/


Bernie Sanders arrives at a "grassroots" Power to the People Rally in East LA...


Twitter Video...


https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1195827216577286144

 

 


Do you really think Bernie is not in the same club as they are?


By the number of Billionaires supporting him, I certainly don't.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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The next thing you know old Jed's a [B]illionaire...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwzaxUF0k18

 

 

 

 

“What’s a high crime? How about if an important person hurts somebody of low means? It’s not very scholarly. But I think it’s the truth. — Lindsey Graham
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@gordyfl wrote:

Bernie Sanders laughs at idea of Jeff Bezos floating Michael Bloomberg's presidential run.
Sanders jumped in to joke that the two billionaires make for their own “strong grassroots movement.”


“Jeff Bezos, worth $150 billion, supporting Mike Bloomberg, whose worth only $50 billion, that's real class solidarity,” Sanders said with a chuckle. “I’m impressed by that grassroots movement."


U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was in Iowa campaigning for Sanders, jumped in while Sanders composed himself.
“Of course!” she said in an interview with the Des Moines Register. “They’ve got class solidarity. The billionaires are looking out for each other."


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Based on data from the Federal Election Commission and as reported by Forbes this is how many billionaires have donated to the candidates:


Pete Buttigieg - 23 billionaire donors.


Cory Booker - 18 billionaire donors.


Kamala Harris - 17 billionaire donors.


Joe Biden - 13 billionaire donors


Amy Klobuchar - 8 billionaire donors


Elizabeth Warren - 3 billionaire donors


Tulsi Gabbard - 1 billionaire donor


Andrew Yang - 1 billionaire donor


Bernie Sanders - zero (0) billionaire donors.


"Billionaires Have Declared All-Out War on Sanders and Warren"...


https://www.truthdig.com/articles/billionaires-have-declared-all-out-war-on-sanders-and-warren/


Bernie Sanders arrives at a "grassroots" Power to the People Rally in East LA...


Twitter Video...


https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1195827216577286144

 

 


Do you really think Bernie is not in the same club as they are?

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Gordy....are you still supporting Bernie this year as well?  Do you know how many billionaire donors rump has?


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017.
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Bernie Sanders laughs at idea of Jeff Bezos floating Michael Bloomberg's presidential run.
Sanders jumped in to joke that the two billionaires make for their own “strong grassroots movement.”


“Jeff Bezos, worth $150 billion, supporting Mike Bloomberg, whose worth only $50 billion, that's real class solidarity,” Sanders said with a chuckle. “I’m impressed by that grassroots movement."


U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was in Iowa campaigning for Sanders, jumped in while Sanders composed himself.
“Of course!” she said in an interview with the Des Moines Register. “They’ve got class solidarity. The billionaires are looking out for each other."


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Based on data from the Federal Election Commission and as reported by Forbes this is how many billionaires have donated to the candidates:


Pete Buttigieg - 23 billionaire donors.


Cory Booker - 18 billionaire donors.


Kamala Harris - 17 billionaire donors.


Joe Biden - 13 billionaire donors


Amy Klobuchar - 8 billionaire donors


Elizabeth Warren - 3 billionaire donors


Tulsi Gabbard - 1 billionaire donor


Andrew Yang - 1 billionaire donor


Bernie Sanders - zero (0) billionaire donors.


"Billionaires Have Declared All-Out War on Sanders and Warren"...


https://www.truthdig.com/articles/billionaires-have-declared-all-out-war-on-sanders-and-warren/


Bernie Sanders arrives at a "grassroots" Power to the People Rally in East LA...


Twitter Video...


https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1195827216577286144

 

 

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