ALL NEWS

Bloomberg invests money, resources into the Beehive State

Feb 17, 2020, 11:41 AM
Bloomberg Utah visit...
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is pouring money into Utah, hoping to get the vote out on Super Tuesday. (Photo credit: ABC News.)
(Photo credit: ABC News.)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah  —  Former New York City mayor and current presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg hopes that Utahns turn out for him on Super Tuesday, March 3rd.  According to UtahPolicy.com, Bloomberg has invested a considerable amount of money in Utah, has opened a campaign office in downtown Salt Lake City, and has plans to open another office in the southern part of Salt Lake County.

Bloomberg has 19 staffers on the ground in Utah and held a rally in Salt Lake City in January.

The exact amount of money he has dropped here is not released by his campaign. But Advertising Analytics, a firm that tracks advertising dollars dedicated to politics, puts the amount of money spent on television advertising at $2.2 million.  That amount does not include digital advertising.

It is no secret that the former NYC mayor is concentrating resources in the 14 states that make up Super Tuesday.  Utah holds 29 pledged delegates and six unpledged, or “superdelegates.”

So far, the only other major candidate in the race making a significant presence here is Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has a town hall style event in Utah Monday night and is expected to hold other campaign events here as well.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former VP Joe Biden have less visibility here so far ahead of the March 3rd vote.

Bloomberg has spent a whopping $188 million during the first quarter of his campaign, more than most other major candidates combined.  The bulk of Bloomberg’s money is spent on advertising, and some of the rest spent on salaries on staffers scattered around the country.  He has opened 125 field offices.

A Suffolk University poll from January has Bloomberg in fourth place among Utah voters, behind Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.  A Harris X survey shows Bloomberg with the best chance of beating President Donald Trump head-to-head, with 32% support from the state’s voters.

He would still, according to the results, lose by 13 points.

Today’s Top Stories

All News

An Orem school, Orem High School is pictured. alpine school district split debate...
Becky Bruce and Jessica Lowell

Orem, Alpine School District split debate centers on whose math you believe

The Utah Taxpayers Association supports the break-up of the Alpine district, in part because it finds problems with the data used by the Stronger Together Coalition, which opposes the split. 
18 hours ago
Provo Police car pictured, they are investigating a crash on state street...
Samantha Herrera

Deadly day for Utah roads, two killed in separate crashes on State Street

A motorcyclist was killed in a Provo crash on State Street this morning while a motorist died in a crash in Pleasant Grove only hours later.
18 hours ago
Colorado river is pictured, its water supplies Utah but it is running out...
Adam Small

Utah leaders ask businesses to contribute to water conservation amid Colorado River shortage

The Colorado River supplies water to Utah, but due to its shortage businesses are being asked to do their part for water conservation.
18 hours ago
pedestrian ogden freeway fatal...
Simone Seikaly

Pedestrian killed on NB I-15 in Ogden, another in critical condition

The Utah Highway Patrol said two people were on the left shoulder of the freeway just prior to 24th Street when they were hit.
18 hours ago
Twitter might get bought by Elon Musk after all. Twitter screen shown on phone...
TOM KRISHER, MATT O'BRIEN and RANDALL CHASE Associated Press

Musk offers to end legal fight, pay $44B to buy Twitter

The offer comes just two weeks before the Twitter lawsuit seeking to force Musk to go through with the deal goes to trial in Delaware Chancery Court.
18 hours ago
FILE - Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News...
Elizabeth Weiler

Hotel brings honey to the beehive state

Hilton Salt Lake City Center has placed several beehives on their rooftop in sustainability efforts and ecosystem strengthening. 
18 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
large group of friends tohether in a park having fun...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

What differentiates BYU’s MBA program from other MBA programs

Commitment to service is at the heart of BYU’s MBA program, which makes it stand out among other MBA programs across the country.
a worker with a drill in an orange helmet installs a door in the house...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

Home improvement tip: Increase the value of your home by weatherproofing doors

Make sure your home is comfortable before the winter! Seasonal maintenance keeps your home up to date. Read our tips on weatherproofing doors.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
A paper reading IRS, internal revenue service is pictured...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Bloomberg invests money, resources into the Beehive State