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I'm not going to run for president, period. End of story.

— Despite MIchael Bloomberg's 2010 statement, he's now considering a run in 2016

Just a Billionaire Looking to Buy America

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 High Price Of Politics

$72 Million

$72 Million

The total spent in political contributions over the past four years.

25 States

25 States

He supported candidates and campaigns in more than two dozen different states.

13 Candidates

13 Candidates

Received more than $1 million from Bloomberg PACs — one of them twice.

BLOOMBERG'S WEB OF MONEY

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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

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.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Bloomberg Defeated by Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke

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 ...

Wall Street Journal  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Victory by pro-gun sheriff underscores the limits of Bloomberg’s clout external link

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.

Bloomberg  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ballmer Joins Billionaires Pushing Washington Gun Control external link

In Washington State, A Gun-Control Campaign Seeking To Impose Background Checks On Online And Gun Show Purchases Has Raised $3.4 Million. "Fundraising for a gun-control campaign in Washington state is outpacing opponents by a ratio ...

America Rising  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

America Rising: Voters Reject Michael Bloomberg Again external link

This month, Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC purchased over $150,000 in television ads in an effort to defeat the pro gun-rights Milwaukee County Sheriff in the Democrat primary. It was his first purchase of TV ...

The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire  

Monday, August 11, 2014

Michael Bloomberg Tries To Remove Milwaukee's Pro-Gun Sheriff external link

Clarke Is "A Conservative Democrat Who Has Long Touted Pro-Gun Policies And Urged Citizens To Arm Themselves." "Mr. Bloomberg's Independence USA super PAC is spending $150,000 to air TV ads critical of Milwaukee Sheriff David ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  

Friday, August 8, 2014

Bloomberg's PAC Makes $150,000 Ad Buy Against Clarke external link

In August 2014, Bloomberg's Independence USA PAC "Purchased $150,833 In Television Ads In An Effort To Defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr." Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, ...

Forbes  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Michael Bloomberg external link

Michael Bloomberg Is Worth $33 Billion, Making Him The 16th Richest Person In The World. (Accessed 3/6/14)

The Denver Post  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Voters Reject Big Tax Hike external link

Colorado Voters "Emphatically Rejected" Amendment 66. "Voters emphatically rejected a $950 million tax increase and the school funding revamp that came with it, handing Amendment 66 a resounding defeat Tuesday night."

Politico  

Friday, November 1, 2013

2013: Year Of The Liberal Billionaire external link

"The Current Election In Virginia Is A Case In Point: Bloomberg's Independence USA PAC Is On Track To Spend $3 Million By Election Day Targeting The Republican Candidates For Governor And Attorney General On The ...

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