Orchird said Bloomberg’s campaign plans to open offices in Albany, Augusta, Macon, Savannah and several other sites around metro Atlanta over the next two months.
Bloomberg is skipping Iowa and other early-voting states to try to make a stand in Georgia and other more populous places that vote later.
He has visited Georgia several times since launching the campaign, including an appearance last month to speak at a summit organized by Stacey Abrams and several other events aimed at winning over skeptical African-American voters.
At Saturday’s event, Bloomberg aides pledged Georgia would be a key piece of his strategy, which depends on luring frustrated independents and Republicans who have soured on President Donald Trump. Several of his supporters echoed that theme.
“I would have voted for him whether he was a Democrat, Republican, or Independent,” said Jay Malpani, an Atlanta resident who attended the event.