Bloomberg’s anti-recall donations are a big deal in Colorado
Mayor Michael Bloomberg made front-page news in Colorado this morning, after financial disclosure forms showed he had donated $350,000 to help protect two Colorado state senators who are the targets of a recall vote next month.
In Pueblo, where pro-gun groups groups are trying to recall Angela Giron, a committee chairwoman who cast a crucial committee vote to advance a package of new gun laws, the headline was: "Giron Gets Boost: NY Mayor Bloomberg gives $220,000."
And in Colorado Springs, the biggest city represented by state senate president John Morse, the headline was "Bloomberg, NRA enter fray: NYC Mayor gives $350K to defense; NRA gives $109k to recall efforts."
Both stories were given premier treatment, on the front-page, above the fold, just beneath the papers' banners.
(The story is also the main story on the Denver Post website as of this writing, though it doesn't appear to have been front-page in the print edition. Ironically, the paper's lead story was a big investigative feature about the use of stop-and-frisk in Colorado.)