OUR VIEW: So the story ends the way it began. Michael Bloomberg is literally trying to buy Colorado. It worked in the legislature. Will it work in Pueblo and Colorado Springs too?
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been behind the scenes on the gun control push in Colorado from the get-go, but today the controversial billionaire stepped out from the shadows to write a $350,000 personal check to the recall defense campaigns of Senators John Morse and Angela Giron.
Scoops KDVR‘s Eli Stokols:
DENVER — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote a personal check for $350,000 to Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, the 527 group fighting the recalls targeting Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron.
FOX31 Denver is first to report the group’s contributions report, filed Tuesday with the Secretary of State.
Bloomberg’s contribution reportedly came just last week, according to multiple sources close to the campaign.
Billionaire Eli Broad also wrote a $250,000 check to the organization, which raised a total of $708,000 in contributions between April and Aug. 22.
Bloomberg’s much more public involvement with his donation isn’t likely to be helpful to Morse or Giron as the New York City Mayor is most known for his authoritarian tendencies, from trying to make Big Gulps illegal to banning food donations to homeless shelters because the city couldn’t assess its salt content.
Maybe it’s just us, but we don’t think residents of Pueblo or Colorado Springs much appreciate a mayor from New York City trying to buy their election.
So the story ends the way it began. Michael Bloomberg is literally trying to buy Colorado. It worked in the legislature. Will it work in Pueblo and Colorado Springs too?