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

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

Last Updated: January 31, 2020 @ 11:49 AM

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.