Kamala Harris, who assured viewers at last week’s debate that she would be able to reunite the Obama coalition, continues to poll nationally in the low single digits. While much higher than the Native American percentage of Elizabeth Warrens’ DNA, it’s not quite enough to inspire hope and faith among your presidential campaign staff. As a result, the Harris campaign has been laying off staff members and relocating its focus to Iowa in hopes of pulling off a miracle there.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has officially entered the race. Bloomberg was flirting with the decision for weeks, leading many to speculate that he was waiting for the results of the election to come in before making a final decision.
This week, Bloomberg scooped up Kelly Mehlenbacker, a former operations campaign worker for Kamala Harris. It’s not a good look for your campaign staff to resign and go to work for the new competition. Mehlenbacker previously served as treasury manager in 2016 for the Hillary Clinton campaign, so she knows a thing or two about expensing payments for discredited dossiers the FBI can use to investigate the Trump campaign.
Billionaire Bloomberg can certainly pay Mehlenbacker a lot more money than Kamala Harris, too. Bloomberg literally owns the media. Bloomberg News editor-in-chief, whose name I would write but is too close to Mehlenbacker’s, recently sent a memo containing new rules for his reporters now that owner Michael Bloomberg has entered the race. The news agency will not investigate Michael Bloomberg or his foundation, so that hasn’t changed, but will immediately stop investigating the Democratic presidential candidates altogether in order to focus their resources on attacking President Trump. Sounds fair. Additionally, the editor-in-chief announced some of the members of Bloomberg News were leaving to work on the Bloomberg campaign. (Read more from “Uh-Oh: Bloomberg Hires Former Campaign Staffer for Kamala Harris” HERE)