Bloomberg to return for three Tenn. stops Friday

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks to reporters after a rally in Chattanooga on Feb. 12, 2020. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is returning for another three stops in Tennessee on Friday.

The former New York mayor will campaign in Memphis on Friday morning, Clarksville in the early afternoon, and Johnson City that evening.

“Tennessee is often ignored by Democratic presidential contenders, so we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Mike back for his fourth trip to the state,” Bloomberg state director Courtney Wheeler said in a release. “Our field team connects with voters every day, and it’s clear that they want a president who is committed to working with our local leaders to solve our biggest challenges.”

Bloomberg last visited Chattanooga and Nashville on Feb. 12. He’s also made previous stops in Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville.

Bloomberg won’t be the only Democratic candidate in the state that day. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is planning a fundraiser in Nashville on Friday.

13 Responses to Bloomberg to return for three Tenn. stops Friday

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    Sheri says:

    Waisted of time

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    Sheri Spradley says:

    Why bother to stop. If everyone else believed him like I do, he wouldn’t get one vote.

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    MARLE says:

    I was really looking forward to a CNN Bloomberg town hall which was scheduled for this evening. Then Bloomberg cancelled with staff saying he need to prepare for the debate.

    I was so hoping we could get someone in this race who acts like a grown up and knows what he’s doing. So far I’m not seeing it. His tax the wealthy proposals seem to exempt folks like him who made their fortunes during the last several decades of loophole laden tax code and low ball marginal and cap gain rates.

    I voted for Trump out of loathing for the alternative. And I am going to face the same situation again in 2020 it seems.

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    Beatrice Shaw says:

    I really like this man but he can’t beat Trump. Bernie Sanders is the only one that beat Trump.

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      John says:

      Bernie can’t beat Trump. He praised Fidel Castro on 60 Minutes and honeymooned in the USSR. He stole electricity and food at his commune in Vermont and was kicked out for being too lazy. He wrote rape fiction and published it in adult magazines. He was a dead beat dad that never paid child support. The NRA boosted his congressional campaign in 1990, and he voted against assault weapons bans and background checks. 7 times.

      He had a heart attack in November. The average life expectancy for a man his age after a heart attack is less than 3 years.

      Russia is backing his campaign on social media. Looks like it’s working on you. Bernie called the Washington Post fake news.

      Bernie is a fool. And a dead beat dad that never paid child support.

      Good luck Bea.

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    Marie says:

    Thanks for the info.

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    LeeAnn C. says:

    Hmm…when we went to the Trump rally in Johnson City, we saw one lone protester on our way in and less than a dozen on our way out. I guess Bloomberg will see all of those people – maybe 20 in all. The thousands that were in the Trump rally will be busy at work or farming or enjoying sodas of their choice.

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    Beatrice Shaw says:

    I really, really like Sanders the more I hear He is standing up to Trump and Putin, the billionaires and is on track for free health care and education. He will also end the endless wars and dismantle a lot of our nuclear weapons we are wasting so much money on. we sure don’t need all we have

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      MARLE says:

      Guns or butter, Beatrice. That is the basic allocation dilemma. Problem is you won’t get to keep the butter for long if you don’t have the gun to protect it. My father’s favorite take on the parable was that the “meek shall inherit the earth” but they won’t hang on to it for long.

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    Jim says:

    Stay away, we don’t need nor want you! Trump 2020 ????????

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