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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made another big-money contribution to an Oregon candidate.
The recipient this time is Democratic Gov. Kate Brown. Brown’s campaign reported a $250,000 gift from Bloomberg.
He often gives to candidates who share his view that stronger gun control laws are needed: Bloomberg is among the leaders of an advocacy group called Everytown for Gun Safety.
Bloomberg and Everytown have combined to give more than $3 million to Oregon candidates and political action committees over the past two years.
All told, Brown has raised nearly $3.7 million since she became governor in February 2015 in the wake of John Kitzhaber’s resignation.
Her chief rival, Republican Bud Pierce, has raised about $2.5 million. Roughly half of that has been Pierce and his wife’s own money.
The winner of this year’s election will serve the remaining two years on Kitzhaber’s term.