Skip to comments.Bloomberg donated to Graham PAC, source says ($250,000)
Posted on 07/15/2014 5:18:38 AM PDT by cotton1706
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $250,000 to the super PAC supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-S.C.) in the primary battle he won by a wide margin last month, a source familiar with the donation told POLITICO.
The donation is set to be revealed in financial filings made public Tuesday by the West Main Street Values PAC, the source said.
The donation is the second Bloomberg has made in recent months to a Republican incumbent facing tea party unrest. Last month, filings showed that Bloomberg donated $250,000 to a super PAC supporting Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in the rancorous primary with state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
The Graham super PAC was established by his allies, including former South Carolina State GOP chairman Katon Dawson.
Bloombergs goal in backing the GOP incumbents has been to support candidates in primaries who have a track record of working across party lines, said the source.
Unlike Cochran, whose narrow victory in the primary runoff has been questioned by McDaniel supporters, Graham won his race handily, but not easily.
Graham, who had incurred anger from the right in part for backing immigration reform, had a focused, early effort to stave off challengers. He ended up beating a divided field of six opponents, but none ever was able to gain traction in either voter support or fundraising.
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Ladies and Gentleman, I give you, the GOPe.
I see a pattern...
I hope every person who voted for this bassturd in their last primary are happy when Linda signs onto, or more likely gives lip service about there is nothing that can be done, when the next EO that diminishes our rights, again. Wake up you fools!
On the other hand, I am now thoroughly convinced that the Senate will now remain in the Democrat majority, as by design of the leaderless GOPe. God help us.
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! /S
candidates in primaries who have a track record of working across party lines,
Code words for RiNOs who give in to Rat demands.
I guess Bloomberg is a “southern Republican” at heart.
Palmetto people certainly don’t think of themselves as “fools”. But they are uninformed and don’t even know it.
Yes, Mary Landrieu and Mark Pryor are surging in their races, once thought possible defeats.
SC loves Linda.
"Forget it Jake. It's the uniparty."