first_imgBillionaire Mike Bloomberg has pledged at least $100 million to help Democrat Joe Biden scoop up the big electoral pot in battleground Florida.Of the battleground states, Florida offers the biggest share of the electoral college votes needed to win.Bloomberg already shelled out $1 billion on his own campaign to become the Democratic challenger but came up way short.Donald Trump has hinted he will spend his own money in the state ahead of early voting opening on 24 September.Both campaigns are trying to appeal to early mail-in voters in order to set the tone for the final weeks of their campaigns.Vote-by-mail is expected to double 2016 numbers as the coronavirus pandemic spurs voters to avoid polling stations.“Mike Bloomberg is committed to helping defeat Trump, and that is going to happen in the battleground states,” Kevin Sheekey, an adviser to Mr Bloomberg, told Reuters.In a tweet, Donald Trump reacted by criticising Mr Bloomberg’s own run to become the Democratic candidate for president in which he reportedly spent $409m (£313m).“I thought Mini Mike was through with Democrat politics,” he wrote about the former mayor of New York City. “Save NYC instead.”I thought Mini Mike was through with Democrat politics after spending almost 2 Billion Dollars, and then giving the worst and most inept Debate Performance in the history of Presidential Politics. Pocahontas ended his political career on first question, OVER! Save NYC instead.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020last_img