Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent millions dollars from his personal fortune on Tuesdays election, backing candidates through personal donations and his Independence USA political action committee.
How’d he do? About 50/50. Here’s a rundown.
Pure numbers he ran 50/50 indeed. Second Amendment issues, lost. and bad. Udall & Hagan were supposed to be easy things. Nunn was expected to be tight but it ended up being a massacre. Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy was another one supposed to win easy but didn’t and eeked out a 2% advantage. Colorado’s Hickenlooper will go to recount since he is under the 0.5%.
And this one is golden:
Senate Majority PAC: Loss.Bloomberg gave $2.5 million Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC run by former staffers to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The group works to help Democrats keep their Senate majority. They lost their majority.
Supported Washington State’s Measure 594 for statewide background checks on the sales of guns: Win. The ballot initiative passed.Supported Berkeley, Ca. Soda Tax initiative: Win. He couldn’t ban Big Gulps in New York, but a Bloomberg backed tax on sugary soda passed in liberal Berkley, Calif
Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, Everytown for Gun Safety, ignoring losses by Hagan and Udall, also claimed a partial victory in the defeat of Democratic Sen. Mark Pyror (D-Ark.) , who drew attacks from the group last year for opposing the Senate background check bill.
“Senator Pryor has learned the hard way that courting the gun lobby doesn’t always buy its support,” the group said. “Even though Senator Pryor voted in lockstep with the NRA to oppose background checks, they spent more than $2.9 million this cycle to oppose his re-election.