Although it achieved mixed results overall, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recently-created “super PAC” was undoubtedly instrumental in a Democrat-on-Democrat congressional race in Southern California. Veteran Rep. Joe Baca saw his fortunes fade as Mr. Bloomberg poured more than $3 million behind his challenger, Congresswoman-elect Gloria Negrete McLeod, whom he felt would be more likely to stand up to the gun lobby.
Let’s just say Mr. Baca is a tad bitter over the whole affair.
President Barack Obama, like his rival Mitt Romney, regularly visits New York City. Today, Mr. Obama is hosting a basketball fundraiser with Michael Jordan and other basketball stars. Annoyed that Mr. Obama is hosting yet another fundraiser while the economy still isn’t fixed, the New York State Republican Party sent out a press release letting everyone know that they’re not happy about it.
“ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER FUNDRAISER,” blared the title of the statement, with Chairman Ed Cox explaining, ”Once again, we’re happy to welcome President Obama back to New York, where unemployment in both New York City (9.6%) and New York State (8.9%) remains above the national average, for yet another swank, star-studded fundraiser for his reelection campaign.”