In case you missed it, the New York Times reported that NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg (photo right) is "seeking to reshape a national political debate he finds frustratingly superficial." The big city mayor who spends his time on "big" issues like the size of soft drinks has jumped into the 2012 campaign by creating a PAC, which will direct dollars to candidates he believes will focus on problem solving - like the amount of butter in movie popcorn.
According to the Times, Bloomberg, expects to spend from $10 to $15 million of his money to pay for advertising on behalf of candidates who support three of his biggest policy initiatives: legalizing gay marriage, enacting strict gun laws, and overhauling schools.
Among those Bloomberg will support are former Gov. Angus King, running for the U.S. Senate in Maine; State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod, running for Congress in California; and Representative Bob Dold, who has backed gun-control measures.