Mayor Bloomberg announced Thursday he would form a super PAC to spend more than $10 million across the country this fall to elect candidates who agree with his agenda.
He plans to focus on gun control and education policy reform and will contribute money to propel local, state and federal candidates who agree with him to office — and keep out those who don’t .
The mayor will also be backing candidates who support gay marriage laws.
A news release on MikeBloomberg.com said the billionaire mayor — the second richest man in New York — plans to wage the spending campaign over the next three weeks.
He will support “moderates on both sides of the aisle – as well as independents – who have shown a willingness to work in a bipartisan fashion,” the news release reads.
“It’s critically important that we have elected officials in Washington, Albany, and around the nation who are willing to work across party lines to achieve real results," Bloomberg said.
He said the new effort will support candidates and causes that will “help protect Americans from the scourge of gun violence, improve our schools, and advance our freedoms."
Deputy Mayor for Government Affairs and Communications Howard Wolfson will oversee Bloomberg’s efforts.
The super PAC is the biggest move yet in Bloomberg’s efforts to affect national issues.