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Presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg stumps in Richmond ahead of Super Tuesday

Posted at 5:55 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 20:54:46-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg stumped for support at an event at Hardwoody Craft Park Saturday evening.

The former New York City mayor is targeting Virginia in hopes that his campaign can capitalize off slumping poll numbers and poor debate performances by former Vice President Joe Biden.

Bloomberg told the crowd at the "organizing event" that his platform is realistic and that makes him the best candidate to beat President Trump in swing states.

"We all know Trump's strategy, make their plans look unrealistic, unaffordable, and undoable,” Bloomberg said. “That's won't work against me and that won't work against you."

Bloomberg also addressed Virginia Democrats at their biggest fundraising event of the year.

The 78-year-old was a featured speaker at the Democratic Party of Virginia's annual gala Saturday. His campaign is also listed as a top donor to the event on the party's website.

Bloomberg has made multiple visits to Virginia, which is part of a group of Super Tuesday states that will hold their primary elections on March 3.

The businessman is skipping the early voting states and focusing on later delegate-rich contests like Virginia, California and Texas in his bid for the Democratic nomination.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.