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From the Jolt: Let the Bloomberg Blitz Begin

. . . White House hopeful Mike Bloomberg hopes to make a stand in a sweep of places that cast Democratic ballots after the early-voting states — including Georgia and its March 24 primary. We’ve already told you that the former New York mayor has hired Howard Franklin, an influential Georgia mover-and-shaker, to seed the ground for him in the state. And over the holiday break, Bloomberg dipped into his wallet to snap up a round of local TV ads in Georgia. One source told us he saw his first Bloomberg spot on New Year’s Day on Fox’s affiliate: “The expensive stuff, not a cable buy.”

Originally published in the AJC.