Michael Bloomberg might be out of the mayor’s office in New York City but he isn’t out of politics. It looks like he’s doubling down on his push for gun control. Politico reported that he has donated a whopping $2.5 million to Harry Reid’s Super PAC.
Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world, made the donation to Senate Majority PAC, which is run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other top Democrats. “It arose out of the close relationship the Mayor has developed with Leader Reid over the years working on issues of concern to New Yorkers like [Hurricane] Sandy relief and gun safety,” said Howard Wolfson, former deputy mayor and a close aide.
When asked whether this marked the start of such campaign contributions by Bloomberg on behalf of Democrats — or those who back the former mayor’s agenda — Wolfson signaled that the ex-mayor was open to such a possibility. But Wolfson would not confirm that was Bloomberg’s intention, at least at this time.
“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,” he said. (Read More)
Notice how the aide said “gun safety” instead of “gun control.” That’s what they do when pushing unpopular policies – they rename them.