NBC News Affiliate: Bloomberg ‘Might Have a Tough Time Winning Over Some Iowans’
An anchor at an NBC News affiliate in Iowa said former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, “might have a tough time winning over some Iowans” because of his past negative comments about ethanol.
NBC Des Moines anchor Dan Winters said Bloomberg, who is mulling a 2020 bid, tried to offer a more positive take on ethanol during a trip to Iowa this week. The former mayor, however, has been a long-time critic of corn-based ethanol and the federal subsidies that help ethanol production. Iowa is the number one producer of ethanol among all states