New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $350,000 to a group fighting recall campaigns against two Colorado politicians who supported gun control legislation, the Denver Post reported Tuesday.
Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday show Bloomberg donated the money to Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, a group fighting the recall campaigns against both state Senate President John Morse (D) and state Sen. Angela Giron (D), according to the newspaper. Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group backed the gun measures, which passed the Democratic-controlled Colorado legislature.
Bloomberg isn’t the first out-of-state politician to jump into the recall fray. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) Off The Sidelines PAC sent out a fundraising email Tuesday in support of Giron, while former Rep. Gabby Giffords’ (D-AZ) gun group ran an ad in support of Morse.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at email@example.com.