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Bloomberg donated to Graham PAC, source says ($250,000)
politico.com ^ | 7/14/14 | Maggie Haberman

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.

Bloomberg’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 07/15/2014 5:18:38 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Ladies and Gentleman, I give you, the GOPe.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 5:20:47 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: cotton1706

I see a pattern...


3 posted on 07/15/2014 5:26:35 AM PDT by moovova
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To: headstamp 2

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.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 5:29:24 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: cotton1706

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! /S


5 posted on 07/15/2014 5:49:26 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: cotton1706

“candidates in primaries who have a track record of working across party lines,”

Code words for RiNOs who give in to Rat demands.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 5:51:08 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: cotton1706

I guess Bloomberg is a “southern Republican” at heart.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 6:10:30 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: mazda77

Palmetto people certainly don’t think of themselves as “fools”. But they are uninformed and don’t even know it.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 6:11:11 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: mazda77

Yes, Mary Landrieu and Mark Pryor are surging in their races, once thought possible defeats.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 6:11:49 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: cotton1706

SC loves Linda.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 7:42:44 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706
The donation is the second Bloomberg has made in recent months to a Republican incumbent facing tea party unrest.

"Forget it Jake. It's the uniparty."

FMCDH(BITS)

11 posted on 07/15/2014 10:54:25 AM PDT by nothingnew (Hemmer and MacCullum are the worst on FNC)
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