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Klobuchar Burns Bloomberg And Steyer For Trying To 'Buy Elections'


Klobuchar Burns Bloomberg And Steyer For Trying To ‘Buy Elections’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Monday rebuked two of her rich fellow Democratic presidential candidates ― former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and philanthropist Tom Steyer ― arguing it’s not the time for them to run.

“When I watched TV last night, all I saw were two billionaires’ ads, and for a lot of the people that aren’t in the early states, they must think only two people are running,” she instructed ABC’s “The View.” “That’s because the rest of us can’t afford to run ads like that.”

Both Bloomberg and Steyer have shelled out tens of millions on marketing campaign advertisements in a mad sprint to spice up their 2020 bids, sparking criticism over cash’s function in politics.

“You just can’t simply allow wealthy people to come in and buy elections,” Klobuchar stated. “I don’t think America looks at the guy in the White House and says, ‘Let’s find someone richer.’”

Steyer has spent greater than some other candidate on TV and radio advertisements, far surpassing President Donald Trump, in keeping with an Ad Age Datacenter evaluation.

From his early-July marketing campaign launch although late October, Steyer purchased practically $40 million in broadcasted spots, plus greater than $eight million in Facebook advertisements.

Bloomberg, who introduced his marketing campaign final month, is spending greater than $30 million on a large advert purchase and plans to make use of as a lot as $500 million total on his bid, Politico reported.

His entry into the race has sparked scorn, particularly, from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination instructed CNN that Bloomberg embodies “the arrogance of billionaires.”

In response to his November advert buy, Sanders stated he was “disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any other billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of millions of dollars to buy our elections.”

“It’s just the latest example of a rigged political system that we are going to change when we’re in the White House,” Sanders added.

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