Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg may have been crushed in the Democratic primary on Super Tuesday across every state up for grabs, but he did win over cities in which voters share his tax bracket. Bloomberg won areas like Napa County, California; Park City, Utah; and the ski resort village of Aspen, Colorado.
Bloomberg, whose net worth is upwards of $55 billion, reportedly owns vacation properties in Vail, Colorado, just across the valley from Aspen, in addition to a long list of other properties in the Hamptons, Bermuda, London, and Florida.
“There are now more than 1,600 billionaires in the world, and at least fifty of them have stakes in the Aspen area — primarily through their ownership of real estate in Pitkin County,” according to Aspen Journalism. Aspen is also home to the exclusive Aspen Ideas Festival, where you can drink juice, discuss the “most pressing challenges facing our world today,” and listen to featured speakers like Bloomberg himself.
Napa County is 53.2 percent white, and according to federal statistics reported by the Wall Street Journal, was America’s 10th richest county out of 381 Metropolitan Statistical Areas. In Park City, Utah, the median household income is $91,470, making it the nation’s second-most wealthy “micropolitan area,” a designation for urban places with populations between 10,000 and 50,000.
he may have spaffed three quarters of a billion dollars for nothing but at least Bloomberg can console himself with victories in plutocrat strongholds:
maybe he'll win every county where he has a house?
that's a lot but not quite enough to clinch the nom
— steve hilton (@SteveHiltonx) March 4, 2020
Bloomberg wins Aspen & Napa Valley, Warren wins Cambridge, the rest of America is unimpressed. https://t.co/9IiAI027o9
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) March 4, 2020
Also, Mike Bloomberg won Summit County (Park City) tonight. He got 1,288 votes to Sanders’ 942.
— Ben Winslow (@BenWinslow) March 4, 2020
Bloomberg has been accused of buying his way into the Democratic primary election. He may have spent $538 million on advertising, but it doesn’t look like he bought any votes outside of his peers’.