New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA Super PAC is spending $1.1 million to run last-minute ads for Republican Andrew Roraback, who is running against Democrat Elizabeth Esty for the 5th District congressional seat.

“I am proud to have the support of Mayor Bloomberg’s PAC which supports socially moderate, fiscally prudent candidates who have the courage to be independent and who will work in a bipartisan manner to help solve the many challenges America faces today,” Roraback said.

Bloomberg, whose city needs hundreds of millions of dollars of federal help to recover from Hurricane Sandy, has recently endorsed President Obama.

But it seems his political support this year is bipartisan.

The billionaire mayor, who said he wanted to raise as much as $15 million in his PAC to extend his influence, has also helped  Republican Rep. Robert Dold of Illinois, Democratic congressional candidate Dan Maffei of New York, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Angus King, an independent seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Maine.

Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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