Finally on the ballot, Bloomberg struggles on Super Tuesday

After spending millions of dollars on advertising in the fourteen Super Tuesday states, Michael Bloomberg had high hopes that he could crash his way into a strong delegate position in the Democratic race for President.

But it didn't turn out that way.

Bloomberg won the Presidential delegate vote in the U.S. territory of American Samoa, but was unable to come close to a win in any of the Super Tuesday states, a disappointing outcome for the former New York Mayor.

"In just three months, we've gone from being at 1 percent in the polls to being a contender for the Democratic nomination for President," Bloomberg told a crowd of supporters in Florida on Tuesday evening.

But later, news organizations began reporting that Bloomberg would 'reassess' his campaign on Wednesday.

Bloomberg did win delegates in a series of states: Utah, Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Colorado, and Arkansas.

But there were no victories.

In a written statement sent to reporters, Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey gave no hint that Bloomberg was considering getting out of the 2020 race.

"We launched our campaign exactly 100 days ago," Sheekey began.

While voters were going to the polls on Tuesday, Bloomberg sparred with reporters asking about his plans after Super Tuesday, bristling at the question of whether he would go on with his campaign.

"You don't have to win states, you have to win delegates," Bloomberg said in Florida.

When pressed about his future, Bloomberg told a reporter he should talk to Joe Biden about getting out of the race.

"Joe is taking votes away from me," Bloomberg said. "Have you asked Joe when he is going to drop out?"

But later on in the evening, Biden was celebrating at least eight primary victories.

Bloomberg did not come close to one.

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