Bloomberg’s bucks

Mayor Mike is trying to buy some influence down in Virgina by donating to antigun Democrats.  The Washington Post reports:

“… Bloomberg (I) has donated $25,000 of his own money to six Senate Democratic candidates, who are involved in some of the closest races in the state … He plans to travel to Northern Virginia next week to appear with some of the candidates … Republicans are aggressively trying to take control of the state Senate, where Democrats hold a slim 22-18 majority.  Bloomberg is concerned that a Republican-controlled Senate will further loosen Virginia’s gun laws, including overturning the state’s one-gun-a-month restriction …”

This is pocket change for him.  He made larger campaign contributions to local reps. in support of gay marriage.

While the candidates probably appreciate the cash, I question whether his going down there to campaign with them is going to be viewed by the public as a positive for these incumbents.  It just looks like him meddling in other people’s affairs.  However, if Bloomberg wants to go and ruin other antigun politicians careers more power to him.

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