But… but… but… the Koch Brothers!
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $2.5 million to a super PAC aimed at helping Senate Democrats maintain their majority, a potentially significant development that could have a big impact in 2014.
Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world, made the donation to Senate Majority PAC, which is run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other top Democrats. “It arose out of the close relationship the Mayor has developed with Leader Reid over the years working on issues of concern to New Yorkers like [Hurricane] Sandy relief and gun safety,” said Howard Wolfson, former deputy mayor and a close aide.
When asked whether this marked the start of such campaign contributions by Bloomberg on behalf of Democrats — or those who back the former mayor’s agenda — Wolfson signaled that the ex-mayor was open to such a possibility. But Wolfson would not confirm that was Bloomberg’s intention, at least at this time.