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Bloomberg Forms Super PAC

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t satisfied with regional influence—he’s going national. Donating $10 million to $50 million of his own money, Bloomberg is creating a super PAC to fund centralist candidates across the country who support his three signature policies: legalizing same-sex marriage, enacting tougher gun laws, and overhauling the education system. The NYC mayor has expressed frustration with the superficiality of the presidential race, and wants to exert his influence on a larger scale. Called Independence USA PAC, some money has already been slated for candidates in California, Colorado, and Louisiana, and is also expected to back same-sex marriage legislation in Maine and Washington.

October 17, 2012 10:52 PM