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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Bloomberg and the Delegate Count

In Defying the Odds, we discuss campaign finance and campaign technology. The 2019 update includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms. 

As we have explained in our books -- especially Epic Journey -- winning a nomination is about arithmetic, not psychology.

Alexi McCammond at Axios:

Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 campaign will open a field office in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the next few weeks, his campaign tells Axios.

Why it matters: It’s rare for a presidential campaign t0 open shop in an American territory, and the Virgin Islands aren't scheduled to hold their caucuses until June 6.


The big picture: The Virgin Islands have 11 delegates up for grabs in 2020.  
  • This is further evidence of Bloomberg’s non-traditional campaign, focusing on delegate count rather than Iowa and other early states.
  • "Mike believes Americans in the territories are often overlooked and have an important voice and role to play in this election," said Dan Kanninen, Bloomberg's states director.
  • Bloomberg traveled to the Virgin Islands in 2017 as part of a major push to help hurricane recovery.