New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a unique type of politician.
An Independent with socially liberal and fiscally conservative leanings, Mike often finds himself straddling the line between the Democrats and the Republicans.
Thankfully, he's ranked as the 20th richest person in the world, so he's not beholden to any party for any type of campaign funds or financial support. In fact, Michael's now using his massive wealth to help other similarly-thinking politicians running for office this election ... which is less than three weeks away.
Michael announced that he's starting his own SuperPac this week.
Called "Independence USA PAC," the group will have a budget of about $15 million that it will use to run ads in races around the country. Candidates of any party affiliation will be eligible to receive support – the only requirement is that he or she must be in favor of tougher gun laws, legalizing same sex marriage and education reform.
Early reports indicate that the SuperPac will probably help out the following campaigns: Angus King, who's running for Maine's US Senate seat; California State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod; Congressman Joe Baca from California; and Illinois Congressman Bob Dold.
Hmm. Swooping in at the last minute to help promote his political agenda across the country in a relatively cost-effective and intelligent way? We wonder if Michael may have his eyes on the national stage.
What's that? His final term as mayor is up next year?! That's a "yes."
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