>> If the Democrats manage to win the House of Representatives in November, they may have an unlikely hero to thank. Former Republican Mike Bloomberg. The billionaire businessman and one time New York City mayor announced Wednesday he's throwing his considerable clout and funds behind Democratic candidates with a singular goal in mind.
To help them wrestle control of the House away from Republicans. In an editorial, Bloomberg who became an independent in 2007 blasted Congressional Republicans for failing to find bi-partisan solutions for gun control, immigration, and the environment, among several other key issues. He called House leadership, feckless, and ripped the party for failing to, quote, uphold the checks and balances that our founding fathers set up to safeguard ethics, prevent the abuse of power, and preserve the rule of law.
While Bloomberg did not discuss finances specifically, the New York Times reports he may pour as much as $80 million into Democratic campaigns.