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Bloomberg's big spending struggles to sway election outcomes

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Posted at 1:57 AM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 01:57:08-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — After pouring more than $1.2 billion of his personal fortune into presidential politics this election, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has little to show for it.

His only win during a short-lived bid for the White House was in American Samoa.

And after pledging to spend “whatever it takes” to defeat President Donald Trump, he routed $110 million to Florida, Ohio and Texas — all states that President-elect Joe Biden lost.

Bloomberg has long used his $55 billion in estimated wealth to play kingmaker.

But the poor showing could raise questions about Bloomberg’s ability to use his vast financial resources to sway politics in the future.