New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he will be spending eight figures to support moderate candidates on both sides of the aisle, with a focus on education policy and gun laws.
From Bloomberg's website:
"It's critically important that we have elected officials in Washington, Albany, and around the nation who are willing to work across party lines to achieve real results," Mayor Bloomberg said. "I’ve always believed in the need for more independent leadership, and this new effort will support candidates and causes that will help protect Americans from the scourge of gun violence, improve our schools, and advance our freedoms."
The independent spending campaign will be the largest effort yet undertaken by Mayor Bloomberg to impact races and referenda across the country. The campaign will target candidates who support – and oppose – efforts to crack down on illegal guns and reform education policy. It will also make contributions to marriage equality referenda. The mayor has a long history of supporting candidates and referenda that reflect his independent and non-partisan approach to government.