CDP Vice Chair Alex Rooker at CA Democrats Convention 2016 CDP Vice Chair Alex Rooker speaks at California Democrats Convention in San Jose on February 28, 2016.
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Bloomberg hired 2 Democratic party vice chairs in Super Tuesday states with 2 of the top 3 highest number of delegates: TX Democratic Party Vice Chair Carla Brailey as senior adviser to his campaign in December; he hired CA State Democratic Party Vice Chair Alexandra Rooker for a similar role in January.
Both Brailey and Rooker are superdelegates who will likely vote for the Democratic presidential nominee at the party’s national convention this summer. Hiring party leadership doesn’t break any campaign laws, but indicates Bloomberg’s intent to purchase support, said Brendan Fischer, federal reform program director at the Campaign Legal Center. “This fits a pattern of Bloomberg using his billions to help generate support among political elites.”
His campaign has poured tens of millions of dollars into both Texas and California where there are 228 and 416 delegates up for grabs.