Senate Republicans Get Largest Campaign Contribution Ever

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg broke his own campaign contribution record to the Senate Republicans, giving $1 million to the GOP conference after giving them $900,000 in 2010.

Republican officials said the money this month went to the Senate Republican Campaign Committee housekeeping account — which can receive an unlimited amount of cash.

There was no immediate comment from Bloomberg’s office. He also gave $75,000 to the Independent Democratic Conference. (h/t to Capital Tonight.)

Bloomberg, a former Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent, has been a major contributor to Senate Republicans. He also gave the maximum of roughly $10,000 to each of the four Senate Republicans who backed same-sex marriage last year.

Money from housekeeping accounts can be used for “party-building activities” not directly to fund campaigns. But the money can go to any number of things to help Senate Republicans maintain their 33-29 seat majority.

Senate Republicans already had $1 million in its housekeeping account. Senate Democrats had $112,156.

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