Tuesday, October 30

ByKevin Sheekey

GOTV: Urging Women to Vote in the U.S. Midterm Elections

US Midterm Ad

In a new ad produced by Mike Bloomberg and RadicalMedia, and directed by Jodie Foster, stage, screen, television and women from across the U.S. urge other women to vote in the midterm elections on November 6th “Because It Matters.” This is the latest ad in the largest digital effort supporting Democrats for the House and will run nationally and in competitive house races through Election Day. Stars include Cher, Laverne Cox, Julianne Moore, Zosia Mamet, Constance Wu, Tichina Arnold, Lily Tomlin, Bethenny Frankel and more.

Mike Bloomberg said: “It is hard to overstate the importance of this election. Our environment and our health are on the line. The good news is that more women are running than ever before, and female voters overwhelmingly support Democratic candidates for the House and Senate. The polls suggest a gender gap in voting larger than anytime since the 1950s. But this election will be decided by turnout and getting people to cast their ballots. I want to thank Jodie Foster and every woman who participated in this effort for making their voices heard and encouraging others to do the same.”

Watch the ad here or on YouTube here.

Bloomberg to Trump: “There Are Consequences to Words” (CNN)
Mike Bloomberg on Monday sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, saying Trump is partly responsible for the rise in hate and violence. “When he goes around getting people to scream and hate, bad things happen and you saw the results here.”

Bloomberg, who has been openly flirting with a Democratic presidential bid in 2020, told CNN in an interview in Minnesota that there are consequences to words. “The President’s words matter more than anybody else and his job, I’ve always thought, is to be a unifier, not to be the leader of a party, but to be the leader of this country,” Bloomberg said.

When asked whether House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy should have sent and subsequently deleted a tweet which suggested that three billionaires (Bloomberg, George Soros and Tom Steyer) were buying the midterms, Bloomberg responded: “I think he shouldn’t. The good thing is nobody knows who he is.”


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— Jimmy Fallon

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