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, August 13, 2014
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 ...
Monday, August 11, 2014
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 ...
Friday, August 8, 2014
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, ...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Bloomberg Spent Nearly $3 Million In Virginia On Gun Issues. "Bloomberg will have flooded almost $3 million into the state by Election Day, including on local legislative races there on the issue of guns."
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Bloomberg Donated $1.05 Million Through Bloomberg Philanthropies To The Campaign Behind A Tax Hike In Colorado. "The $1 million donation from Gates comes from her personally, and not from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Including $1.1 Million Supporting Democrat Terry McAuliffe In Virginia. "The Super PAC of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Independence USA PAC, has contracted with Washington, D.C. television station WRC for $557,800 in television ads ...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Bloomberg Supported The "Tax-Hiking School-Reform Initiative. "Later this year in Colorado, Bloomberg will be backing a tax-hiking school-reform initiative, and he plans to continue the spending on state and local school-board elections around the country."