If he could, Michael Bloomberg would simply buy America. Short of that, he’s trying to buy his way to victory in elections across the country. Over the past four years he’s spent upwards of $70 million to boost his chosen candidates and pet causes, including gun control. He debuted Independence USA PAC in 2012 and Everytown for Gun Safety in 2014. As for whether he intends to run for political office again or not, the jury’s still out: He commissioned a secret poll to find out whether he’d be a viable presidential candidate in 2016.
The total spent in political contributions over the past four years.
He supported candidates and campaigns in more than two dozen different states.
Received more than $1 million from Bloomberg PACs — one of them twice.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton for president at the Democratic National Convention next week.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Monday that he will not run for president this election cycle.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Michael R. Bloomberg, who for months quietly laid the groundwork to run for president as an independent, will not enter the 2016 campaign, he said Monday, citing his fear that a three-way race could lead ...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Clinton’s stumble could create an opening for another favorite gun-control crusader, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is weighing a third-party bid for president.
Monday, February 8, 2016
"Along with his success in media, Bloomberg has made a name for himself by being a proponent of anti-gun legislation and government-led efforts to restrict consumer access to certain commercial products, including cigarettes and large sodas. His position ...
Monday, February 1, 2016
A Bloomberg-sponsored poll, made public in extravagant Bloomberg style amid shrimp and champagne, delivered some sour news about Michael R. Bloomberg himself: Few Iowa voters like him as he weighs a third party White House ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking a look at the 2016 presidential landscape, and putting the pieces in place for a possible presidential run, sources close to Bloomberg said.