As TPM reported earlier this week, big money has been largely absent from the Kansas Senate race, but that looks to be changing. First, there was a report Thursday from CNN that the Koch brothers behemoth Americans for Prosperity would finally come to the aid of Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS).
Now Politico is reporting that independent Greg Orman is getting a boost from independent-minded billionaires Peter Ackerman and John Burbank — and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering getting involved as well.
According to Politico, the Committee to Elect an Independent Senate has reserved $220,000 in airtime for Orman and has already collected donations from Ackerman and Burbank, who helped back Sen. Angus King (I-ME) in 2012.
Bloomberg is also considering putting money into the race, his political adviser Howard Wolfson told Politico, through his Independence USA PAC, which is set to spend $25 million over the next month.