Super Tuesday will be here sooner than you know it and one very well-off Democratic presidential candidate announced on Monday, Jan. 27 that his campaign is opening an office in Greensboro to help in his effort.
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who’s been saturating the television airwaves with ads, announced that a Bloomberg 2020 office will hold its grand opening in Greensboro this week.
Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter – a co-chair of Bloomberg’s presidential campaign – will be the keynote speaker at the opening of the office at 300-B S. Elm St. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Bloomberg jumped into the Democratic presidential race late – much to the chagrin of some of the Democratic candidates already in that race – however, the former mayor is hoping that his multi-million dollar ad buy, combined with a voter dissatisfaction for other Democratic candidates, will help his cause and earn him the nomination.
Bloomberg was elected mayor of New York City in 2001, right after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. It was the first time he had run for public office. Bloomberg served as mayor until 2013 and was known largely for bringing down the crime rate in that city – though some of the policies used to do so, such as “stop and frisk,” have become the subject of much criticism.
Bloomberg’s Greensboro campaign office is the sixth field office in North Carolina. It joins offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Winston Salem and Chapel Hill.
According to a press release sent out by the campaign, North Carolina was home to the national campaign’s first field office in the country and it is “a core, strategic state for the campaign.”
Nutter was elected as the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia in 2007 after he served for 15 years on the Philadelphia City Council. A former Esquire ‘Americans of the Year’ honoree, Nutter was also the president of the United States Conference of Mayors.