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.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent campaign in this year’s presidential race.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Michael Bloomberg—or someone working on Michael Bloomberg’s behalf—has been polling on the former New York mayor’s chances as ...
Monday, November 9, 2015
Billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg will begin shelling out millions of dollars to counter the 26 states suing the Obama administration over its climate rules, and Democrats aren’t immune. Bloomberg advisers said Friday that the ...
Friday, November 6, 2015
Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York City said this week that he would run millions of dollars in political television ads against four state attorneys general who are suing the Obama administration over regulations on ...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Gun control supporting candidates facing tight races for governor in Connecticut and Maryland are the beneficiaries of a last-minute ad buy from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Former NY City mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending millions in an attempt to save faltering gubernatorial candidates in CT ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Former NY City mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending millions in an attempt to save faltering gubernatorial candidates in CT and MD who might not otherwise be in tight races but for their extremist anti-gun positions.
Friday, August 15, 2014
In recent weeks, Michael Bloomberg’s campaign against gun rights have continued without abatement, as the New York City billionaire aimed his checkbook at Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a strong supporter of the right of ...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have wanted him out of a job, but Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. still managed to pull off a primary victory Tuesday.