Over the past few weeks, many of the traditional donors who make up Hollywood’s center left are intrigued and maybe even enthralled by the former New York mayor, who has been wooing them with the prospect of beating Donald Trump with his own personal fortune. Bloomberg has poured hundreds of millions into TV advertising — enough to help drive up the stock price of some TV station groups — and has shown that he’s willing to put money behind his message.
Besides the new scrutiny that Bloomberg now faces, the bigger question is whether he can stop Bernie Sanders.
Leading in a number of polls and boosted by a torrent of small-dollar donations, Sanders also is a pop culture favorite, drawing endorsements from the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Cardi B and Ariana Grande. But there are plenty of showbiz