Bloomberg donates $250,000 with focus on Florida, boosting Biden among Jewish voters

'Jewish voters can and will make the difference in Florida in support of Joe Biden,' ex-South Florida congressman says
Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 12:00:21-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Mike Bloomberg is donating $250,000 to the Jewish Democratic Council of America's super political action committee to help its digital outreach efforts targeting Jewish voters in Florida.

"Jewish voters can and will make the difference in Florida in support of Joe Biden, and it's the key to winning the White House this November," former U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, whose district represented southern Palm Beach County and parts of Broward County, said in a news release Thursday.

According to the JDCA, there are an estimated 722,000 eligible Jewish voters in Florida, which is 4.2% of the electorate.

"Every vote will matter in Florida, and Jewish voters in Florida have the chance to vote for a president who will unite us, not divide us," Bloomberg said in a statement.

The Bloomberg contribution is the most recent effort by the former New York mayor and Democratic candidate for president to boost the turnout for Biden.

Last month, Bloomberg raised more than $20 million to pay the debts of Florida felons so they can regain their right to vote.

Bloomberg has committed to spend $100 million in Florida to help Biden win the swing state.