Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg spent $600 million during his campaign to win zero states during Super Tuesday, spending almost twice what President Trump spent in his entire successful 2016 campaign.
Bloomberg returned to New York after speaking in West Palm Beach on Tuesday night and is expected to address his staff on Wednesday, sources say. A shocking surge from Joe Biden has flipped the script on Bloomberg, who was betting on Democrats rallying behind him rather than the former vice president.
Biden won nine states and is leading a 10th as of Wednesday morning.
A deluge of campaign ads from Bloomberg could not cancel out a faulty first debate appearance, where fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren went after the former New York mayor's record on women in the workplace, stop-and-frisk policies, and his views on both taxes and China.
Bloomberg campaign manger Kevin Sheekey spun the turnout as a success in an overnight Twitter thread, saying that the campaign, started just 100 days ago, has "built a nationwide coalition focused on building a better future for America" in that time.