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Bloomberg Gives $2.5 Million to Reid's Senate Majority PAC

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Tuesday, 07 Jan 2014 09:27 AM

By Courtney Coren

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $2.5 million to Senate Majority PAC, an organization created for the purpose of helping Democrats maintain control of the Senate.

Republicans are hoping to make significant gains in the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections, but Bloomberg's support of the Democrats could have a significant impact on GOP efforts, Politico reported Tuesday.

The Senate Majority PAC is run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic leaders. According to Howard Wolfson, who was deputy mayor and a close aid to Bloomberg, the former mayor made the donation because he developed a "close relationship" with Reid "over the years working on issues of concern to New Yorkers like [Hurricane] Sandy relief and gun safety."

Wolfson suggested the contribution could be the first of many to Democratic campaigns from one of the richest men in the world, who is reportedly worth more than $27 billion.

"Mike Bloomberg has made clear that he will continue to fight for the causes that matter to New Yorkers, even more so now that he isn't constrained by the mayoralty," Wolfson told Politico.

But Bloomberg has also shown a willingness to go after any candidate, regardless of party affiliation, with whom he has substantial differences. For example, his Mayors Against Illegal Guns group has targeted both Democrats and Republicans who voted against expanded background checks for commercial gun sales.

Democrats have asked him to back off on the gun control issue, but so far he has ignored their plea. If anything, the former mayor seems even more determined to go after candidates who refuse to back tougher gun control laws. For example, Mayors Against Illegal Guns recently merged with Moms Demand Action, a group that formed following the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., to begin a new push for expanded background checks and other gun laws.

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