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?
It's a good thing the is NRA is helping deflect this second amendment onslaught of Cash, beneath the Recall sails
I for one approve of how the NRA is spending my dues money and I suspect most members also agree. I don't pay membership dues to Bloomberg and I don't care to have him or any other flatlander stirring in my mess kit. I am really tired of a bunch of newbies trying to run my life.
A better title would have been "Senator Morse: Your carpetbag has arrived".
Will someone remind Mayor Blumberg that limiting the constitutional rights of citizens does NOT stop criminal use of guns. I'm tellin' ya, the guy needs a big gulp soda.
Christopher Lee Partridge say NRA again. LMAO The people of Colorado Springs and Pueblo worked to get the recalls accomplished. Of course it is easier to deflect than to acknowledge how out of touch the legislature was this session.
He probably would have if the NRA didn't bankroll the entire recall process in the first place…
Right because the NRA funding the whole recall in the first place was such a local process.
So what? It's no different than the "NRA" being the wind beneath the recall sails. Yawn.
politics as usual. no problem.
Bloomturd needs to stay the hell out of Colorado's business.
Seth Ryan Levy Probably because he figures Morse is going to loose.
This is a local state issue. Bloomberg needs to stop shoving his personal agenda down everyone's throat. He doesn't get what born and bred in Colorado means. They are so shallow out east.
I support gun control, when it is in my hands! Blooming Idiotberg wants to force his personal agenda on everybody else, guess that's what Obama told him to do!
Same here in COS Ernest. Raising it the old fashioned way.
Ah, It'll go to a million $ before this is over. He can't lose now. Loss of Face would be devastating for him.
never have doubted that bloomberger was behind it, now he's not even trying to hide it…here's hoping they both lose in a landslide vote and all that money goes to waste
And here we are in pueblo trying to scrape enough up to even air commercials. ….. keep your agenda in NY
It will not work…
I am shocked it is only $350k… Bloomberg is cheap all of the sudden!
As we all presumed.