GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Mike Bloomberg’s Colorado Campaign director tells KREX 5 they are “laser-focused” on Super Tuesday states.
Colorado will hold its first primary in over 20 years on March 3rd. The Centennial State will be one of fourteen other states holding primaries on Super Tuesday for the 2020 presidential election.
We’ve previously reported on the massive spending on television ads and campaigning by Michael Bloomberg’s campaign in Super Tuesday states.
According to Bloomberg’s Colorado campaign director Ray Rivera, the campaign has 50 full-time staff members, and over 30 field staff. There are also field offices in all of Colorado’s congressional districts.
“As far as it goes on the Western Slope, we are going to have a presence in different counties,” said Rivera. “We’re going to have events, knocking on doors, making phone calls. In addition to all the TV and digital ads you see.”
Michael Bloomberg’s longtime partner and former New York State Superintendent of Banks Diana Taylor is set to hold campaign events for Bloomberg in Western Colorado.
She’ll be hosting meet-and-greets in Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction on Monday, February 17.
For the Mesa County Democrats, one member says they’re focused on which candidate will address Western Slope issues. One member says these issues include jobs and cost of healthcare.
“The healthcare costs have to be addressed,” said Scott Beilfuss, Vice Chair of the Mesa County Democrats. “Whether it comes from the state or national level or all of the above… will resonate with the people around here because everybody gets hit by it.”
Scott Beilfuss says the Mesa County Democrats haven’t formally endorsed a candidate yet. He says Bloomberg’s big spending on television ads may give him an edge, but he feels Bernie Sanders remains popular in Colorado.
“They’re going to know that he’s experienced. They’re going to know that he’s successful,” said Beilfuss on Bloomberg. “I don’t know where he’ll end up on the whole thing. Bernie (Sanders) did very well the last go-round. “