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WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US billionaire Michael Bloomberg will support the presidential candidate Joe Biden in the race in the important state of Florida with a cash injection of at least 100 million dollars (840 million euros). This enables the former New York mayor of the Democratic Party to invest more resources in the election campaign in other states, said Bloomberg advisor Kevin Sheekey of the Washington Post in an interview published on Sunday.

president Donald Trump, who is currently behind Biden in the nationwide polls for the November 3rd election, announced a few days ago that he might spend parts of his private fortune on his election campaign. Florida is considered one of the most important states to choose. It is one of the “swing states” that has voted for the Republican presidential candidate and the Democratic candidate over the past few decades.

Florida also has a relatively high proportion of electorates who ultimately elect the president based on the results in the individual states. Four years ago, Republican Trump won in Florida against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, which was one of the building blocks of his surprising electoral triumph. According to the website “RealClearPolitics”, Biden has a narrow lead over Trump in the current polls in Florida. Bloomberg ran for the presidential candidacy in the Democratic primary, but was clearly inferior to Biden.

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

September 14, 2020 00:40 ET (04:40 GMT)

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