He has spent a breath-taking half a billion dollars on political ads. That’s around 82 dollars a second. When you’re a multi-billionaire like Mike Bloomberg – resources are quite simply limitless.
But the former New York city mayor – a late entry to the Democratic presidential race – isn’t getting it all his own way. His treatment of women has faced scrutiny – and he has had to repeatedly apologise for the ‘stop and frisk’ policing tactic when he was mayor – found to unfairly target African American and Hispanic men.