Mike Bloomberg Has a History of Donating to Republicans
As mayor, Bloomberg endorsed President George W. Bush for re-election over Democrat John Kerry.
“The president deserves our support,” he said in 2004.
Bloomberg helped Republicans maintain their slim majority in the state Senate, where they successfully blocked progressive legislation for years.
And as Democrats seek to win control of the U.S. Senate, it’s notable how many Republican senators Bloomberg has backed in recent years:
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey
Late-Arizona Sen. John McCain
Maine Sen. Susan Collins
Former Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk
Former Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, among others.
“Now he wants to come in and claim that he’s this Democratic savior, but he was actually backing Republicans,” Klein said. “He also did that when he was mayor.”