Former Big Apple Mayor and gun-control activist Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday his plan to donate at least $80 million to help the Democratic Party retake control of Congress this fall.
According to the New York Post, the left-leaning philanthropist and business mogul slammed Republican leadership in a written statement; claiming they’ve failed on “guns and climate change.”
“I’ve never thought that the public is well-served when one party is entirely out of power, and I think the past year and half has been evidence of that,” said the former mayor.
“[Republicans] have done little to reach across the aisle to craft bipartisan solutions - not only on guns and climate change, but also on jobs, immigration, health care, and infrastructure,” he added.
“Bloomberg’s expected to bankroll ads on television, online and through the mail for Democrats in more than a dozen congressional races, especially in suburban areas where President Trump’s support is softest,” writes the Post.
Democratic candidates need to flip at least 23 seats this November to take control of the House of Representatives.
Read the full report at the New York Post.
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: Democrat Edge EVAPORATES Heading into Summer
The Democrats’ double-digit lead continued to crash and burn this week, with new polls showing the GOP has either erased the liberal advantage or is actually beating their left-wing opponents on generic ballots.
The lead -once as high as 18 points- is all but gone on ballots asking voters if they preferred Democrats or Republicans; raising serious questions about the overly-hyped “blue wave” expected to sweep Congress this fall.
Late last year, Liberal Congressman Ted Lieu warned of a Democrat “megatsunami” heading into the midterm.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 20, 2017
Those predictions may turn out to be little more than wishful thinking, with a new Reuters poll showing Republicans enjoying a 2% edge over their Democratic opponents.
Say good-bye to the D-advantage in the generic ballot. Our latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that registered voters as likely to support Republicans as Democrats. @ReutersPolitics https://t.co/0ZIVVs6Zqc pic.twitter.com/rLIHL7jPRl
— Chris Kahn (@Cmkahn) May 21, 2018
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: GOP Fundraising SMASHES RECORDS Ahead of 2018 Midterms
The Republican National Committee revealed Wednesday that it raised more money heading into 2018 than any other midterm election in history; smashing expectations and raising serious questions about the predicted “blue wave” this fall.
“The RNC is investing in over 70 races across the country,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “We’re already on the ground in 27 states. In California two weeks ago, there were seven races where Hillary Clinton won those districts. In six of those districts, more Republicans turned out than Democrats. That is very good for us in those primaries.”
“We have raised more money than any political party in history going into a midterm,” she added.
McDaniel’s comments come as the Democratic National Committee struggles to raise money ahead of the 2018 election, when the DNC hopes to sway enough centrist and moderate voters to retake control of Congress this fall.