After Americans for Prosperity unveiled a large media placement hitting liberal U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s Obamacare record, liberals everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the left-leaning Senate Majority PAC (SMP) revealed a $500,000 media buy against U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running against Udall in the 2014 election.
Not so fast, Udallites. There’s just one problem.
The SMP, backing Udall, is funded by none other than Colorado’s best liberal funder, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as revealed in a Slate article published little over a month ago about the rise of “Vanity PACs”:
“[Bloomberg] also contributed $2.5 million to the pro-Democratic Senate Majority PAC and $250,000 to Americans for Responsible Solutions, a pro-gun control super PAC founded by former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona.” [the Peak emphasis]
What’s interesting is that Bloomberg has given $2.5 million to the Super PAC and its most recent ad buy is approximately $3 million. That $2.5 million sure came in handy. What is it about Colorado that is so irresistible to Bloomberg? He just cannot seem to stop meddling here.
Run your ads, Bloomberg. We’ve already beat back your money three times – Crestina Martinez, gun legislation that resulted in recalls, and Amendment 66. Do you really want to try for a fourth?