Mike Bloomberg is assembling a team of fundraising experts to recruit wealthy donors – but not to take their money

CNBC | 1/17/2020 | Staff
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Julie Wood, a spokeswoman for the campaign, confirmed in a statement that they’ve been asking Democratic power players to share Bloomberg’s plans for his run for president with their networks, and to encourage their allies to donate to various Democratic causes.

“As you’ve previously reported, the Bloomberg campaign is recruiting a broad group of supporters who are interested in defeating Donald Trump,” Wood said. “We’re asking these supporters to vote for Mike, donate to Democrats up and down the ballot and reach out to their networks to share Mike’s record of accomplishment and plans for getting things done.”

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Wood also separately confirmed that the consultants previously mentioned in this story are conducting outreach to allies and potential supporters of Bloomberg’s campaign.

The team has been reaching out to Democratic donors on Wall Street, in legal circles, media executives and even those in the medical field for surrogate support, the sources said. Jon Henes, a New York-based bankruptcy attorney and a financial supporter of front-runner Joe Biden’s, has seen outreach from the Bloomberg bundlers, the sources said. In Hollywood, people close to film executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, who has donated to a wide range of candidates, have also heard from the Bloomberg team.

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Bloomberg’s team has been asking various financiers to call on their donor networks to vote for Bloomberg, publicly endorse his campaign, reach out to aides for more information on their path to victory, and even to try to...
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