Mayor Bloomberg To Make “Eight-Figure” Expenditure On State and Federal Races


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he will spend an “eight-figure” sum on local, state and federal races across the country, “with a focus on issues including gun laws and education policy.”

The effort will be headed up by Howard Wolfson, Bloomberg’s deputy mayor and former top aide to Hillary Clinton. Bloomberg, the media mogul, is one of the richest men in the country, with a net worth of $25 billion.

So it means he’ll be spending more than $10 million during the next few weeks of the campaigns.

“Over the next three weeks, the mayor will be making an eight figure independent spending campaign that will support moderates on both sides of the aisle – as well as independents – who have shown a willingness to work in a bi-partisan fashion,” the statement on Bloomberg’s website reads. “It’s critically important that we have elected officials in Washington, Albany, and around the nation who are willing to work across party lines to achieve real results.”

Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported today that Bloomberg is backing Republican Bob Cohen for election to the state Senate in Westchester County. Bloomberg also recently gave $1 million to Senate Republicans’ housekeeping account as they seek to retain their majority.

Bloomberg also gave the maximum amount, about $10,000, to each of the four Republican senators who backed same-sex marriage in New York — a measure Bloomberg heavily supports, along with gun control.

“The independent spending campaign will be the largest effort yet undertaken by Mayor Bloomberg to impact races and referenda across the country,” the statement continued.

“The campaign will target candidates who support – and oppose – efforts to crack down on illegal guns and reform education policy. It will also make contributions to marriage equality referenda. The mayor has a long history of supporting candidates and referenda that reflect his independent and non-partisan approach to government.”


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  1. ‘The Prisoner of City Hall” is starting his own Super Pac and Wolfson is taking a leave to run it.

    I wonder how much money he is going to make running it and how big his “BOUNS” will be.

    WHat a scam Talk about play and pay.

    “The Prisoner of City Hall” throws his wealth around like a drunken sailor.

    Every consultant has his hand out looking for a piece of the action.

    I wonder how much he plans to spend on his “Approved” choice for Mayor ?

    Folks we need to DOWNSIZE his “SUPER PAC” as a Health Hazard

    He should have called it the NANNY PAC or BLOOMBERG EGO PAC.

    I wonder if his ads will come with a warning

    That reading or watching this can be dangerous to your health

    Before there was the “Oracle of Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    Power to the People who “VOTE”