Bloomberg to open campaign office in US Virgin Islands

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will open a campaign field office in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a campaign spokesperson confirmed to The Hill Monday. 

“Mike believes Americans in the territories are often overlooked and have an important voice and role to play in this election,” Dan Kanninen, Bloomberg’s states director, said in a statement. 

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The announcement was first reported by Axios. 

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The decision is uncommon for primary candidates, but the former New York mayor’s self-funded campaign has been nontraditional from the start. 

Bloomberg has said he is skipping the first few nominating contests, including February’s Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, which much of the Democratic field is focusing on now. 

The Virgin Islands are scheduled to hold a caucus on June 6. 

Bloomberg Philanthropies aided recovery efforts in the Virgin Islands after a hurricane devastated the region in 2017. 

 

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