Bernie Sanders

Statement by Bernie Sanders on Mike Bloomberg Ad Buy

November 22, 2019

BURLINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday issued the following statement following reports that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to spend millions of dollars on TV ads next week:

"I'm a little old-fashioned. I believe in democracy – one person, one vote. I'm 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.

"If you can't build grassroots support for your candidacy, you have no business running for president. The American people are sick and tired of the power of billionaires, and I suspect they won't react well to someone trying to buy an election."

Bernie Sanders, Statement by Bernie Sanders on Mike Bloomberg Ad Buy Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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