WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg was underperforming in several Super Tuesday shows where he had spent a lot on staff and advertising.
Speaking to supporters of West Palm Beach, Bloomberg has promised to continue.
“No matter how many delegates we win tonight, we have done something no one thought possible,” said the former mayor of New York. “In just three months, we have gone from 1% in the polls to being a candidate for the Democratic nomination.”
With more than 95% of ridings reported in Virginia, former Vice President Joe Biden crushed his competitors, collecting 54%, followed by 23% for Senator Bernie Sanders and 11% for Senator Elizabeth Warren. Bloomberg, a billionaire who self-finances his campaign, was in fourth position with 10%. Biden was also scheduled to win North Carolina, Tennessee, Minnesota and Alabama.
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So far, Bloomberg has won only one competition – the caucuses in American Samoa, which will allocate 5 delegates to the National Democratic Convention. He also recruited at least a dozen delegates in total from North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Colorado.
Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, said that Bloomberg might not even reach the 15% threshold to guarantee the presence of delegates in Virginia – a potential “embarrassment,” he wrote. on Twitter.
“A clue to say goodbye?” quipped he. Some Democrats called on him to drop out of the race after former Vice President Joe Biden returned to the race.