Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor who ended his White
House bid earlier this month after a poor showing on "Super
Tuesday," had said if he did not succeed he would do everything
he could to ensure a Democrat defeats Republican President
"While our campaign has ended, Mike's number one objective this
year remains defeating Trump and helping Democrats win in
November," his campaign said in a statement.
Bloomberg's campaign noted that his self-funded $275 million
media blitz had not included running any negative ads against
his fellow Democratic rivals.
While Bloomberg had considered creating an independent entity to
back the eventual Democratic nominee, ultimately it seemed a
better use of resources to be "united in strategy and execution"
with the national and state parties, according to a memo from
his campaign to the DNC.
After dropping out of the race, Bloomberg backed former Vice
President Joe Biden, who currently leads rival U.S. Senator
Bernie Sanders from Vermont in delegates and national opinion
The DNC said that Bloomberg's resources will allow them to hire
hundreds of organizers in key battleground states and to
"With this transfer from the Bloomberg campaign, Mayor Bloomberg
and his team are making good on their commitment to beating
Donald Trump. This will help us invest in more organizers across
the country to elect the next president and help Democrats win
up and down the ballot," DNC Chair Tom Perez said in a
(Reporting by Amanda Becker; additional reporting by Jason
Lange; Editing by David Gregorio)
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