Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg got here away the massive winner Tuesday night time — in the American Samoa caucuses.
Bloomberg was awarded 5 of the six delegates from American Samoa, with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, claiming only one.
It amounted to his first victory from the Super Tuesday contests, after dropping $500 million on adverts. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have been faring a lot better in the early voting, elevating questions on the way forward for Bloomberg’s marketing campaign.
But he vowed to press on, and his supporters have been elated by the win. A crowd of roughly 1,500 gathered in West Palm Beach, Florida, erupted into cheers because the race was referred to as for Bloomberg on Tuesday night.
Bloomberg skipped the early nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina and targeted huge on Super Tuesday states.
Bloomberg instructed reporters on Tuesday morning that he had “no expectations” on how he’d carry out, regardless of file investments in adverts and workers from his personal checking account.
“I’ve no expectations for at present. We may have a good variety of delegates,” he said. “We’ve been working at this for 10 weeks.”
Bloomberg acknowledged earlier in the day Tuesday that the opportunity of a contested conference on the Democratic conference in July is his solely pathway to turning into the nominee, admitting, “I don’t assume I can win another method.”
When requested whether or not he would drop out after Tuesday’s contests, he quipped: “I have no intention of dropping out. We’re in it to win it. I don’t understand why you would not ask other candidates that.”
Until final week, a lot of Bloomberg’s marketing campaign’s promoting was directed towards attacking President Trump and touting his personal file as the previous mayor of New York City. But the marketing campaign has shifted course, forward of final week’s Democratic debate, and launched an enormous media marketing campaign in opposition to rival candidate Bernie Sanders, which included opposition analysis, surrogates, and commercials throughout a number of platforms.