Context for this remark, in which Bloomberg boasted about backing 21 Dems to flip the House:
Bloomberg appears to have been referring to his super-PAC Independence USA, which does not coordinate with campaigns.
Its release lists the supported candidates: https://www.independenceusapac.org/News/democratic-house-candidates-win/ …
As a super-PAC, Independence USA would have been barred from coordinating with these candidates and touted its TV ads in support of Democrats generally in 24 districts.
One of those ads, titled "Higher Purpose": https://vimeo.com/298778902
So contrary to his slip, Bloomberg did not actually pay these candidates directly. He supported them through a vehicle that forbids coordination.
"Bought"? No. "Got?" Likely exaggerated. A better word would have been "helped."
You can browse the Independence USA filings for 2017-2018 here: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00532705/?cycle=2018 …
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