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Bloomberg Campaign Has Already Spent $110 Million on Trump Attack Ads (Report)

The Democratic hopeful’s campaign is set to release FEC filings Friday

When billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign releases its ad spending numbers to the FEC on Friday, it will file documents showing that over $100 million has gone to ads attacking President Donald Trump, according to a new report.

The report — an exclusive that originated with the Drudge Report but links back to Mediaite, which in turn links back to Drudge — cites a Bloomberg campaign source who contends the Democratic hopeful’s campaign has spent over $25 million on digital ads and over $85 million in TV buys.

“Mike’s spending represents a down payment and a commitment in all 50 states to defeat Donald Trump — and shows we have the resources and plan necessary to take him on,” said the source in the report.

A representative for the campaign didn’t confirm those numbers to TheWrap, but did confirm yesterday that the campaign could “confirm we paid market rate” on a Super Bowl ad. The ad, which focuses on the former New York City mayor’s stance against the “gun lobby,” is a minute long and will air in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. It was reported to cost the campaign $10 million.

Notably, that ad doesn’t mention Trump at all and focuses exclusively on gun control.