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February 28, 2013


Bloomberg Plays on National Stage

"Injecting millions of dollars into elections from coast to coast, billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is building on a large-scale effort that began last fall to expand his influence beyond his home turf," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"His growing national profile was on display Wednesday when he visited the White House to talk to Vice President Joe Biden about new gun laws. The trip came one day after a Chicago congressional candidate backed by $2.5 million of Mr. Bloomberg's money came from behind and won a special Democratic primary for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat."

Said Bloomberg: "Is it a harbinger of what's to come? I think so."

Stu Rothenberg isn't impressed: "Pick a fight in a place where you have a substantial advantage and where almost nobody else is playing, dump a ton of money attacking one candidate and supporting another, and then declare victory when -- surprise! surprise! -- your candidate wins."












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