A super PAC with ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and financed by liberal billionaires from New York and Washington, D.C., is dropping huge sums to help reelect a vulnerable Democratic senator who has decried out-of-state influence in the race.
A former member of Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group claimed this week that the group’s objectives are far more radical than it has let on.
Billionaire and outgoing New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action announced Thursday that they were merging.
A member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and punching a police department clock last Saturday, the latest member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group to run into trouble with the law.
The timing of a story by the campaign finance reporters of the New York Times, and its placement in the paper’s national edition, is fraught with meaning. Articles in which the totemic names “Koch” or “Adelson” appear have a habit of being published in the prime time of an election cycle, and share the uncanny ability to float, bubble-like, to the front-page. Stories that deal with the liberal moneymen who finance the Democratic Party and its affiliates, by contrast, tend to appear after the fact or when nobody is looking, and, like ballast, fall to the back of the A section, obscured by ads for Tiffany’s, Burberry, and Zegna. I wonder why.
Liberal Super PACs spent twice as much as conservative Super PACs in federal races in 2013, according to a Center for Responsive Politics tally of independent spending.