The biggest loser in this year’s Colorado election cycle may have been New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (pictured).
Colorado voters kicked the mayor to the curb at the ballot box again Tuesday, rejecting a proposed statewide income-tax hike backed by Mr. Bloomberg just two months after ushering out two Democratic state senators who supported his gun-control agenda.
Mr. Bloomberg sunk $1 million into the campaign for Amendment 66, a proposed $1 billion tax increase to fund K-12 education. Despite an enormous spending advantage (opponents of the ballot measure only raised about $20,000) Amendment 66 lost by a whopping 66 percent to 34 percent.
That defeat came after Mr. Bloomberg was unable to save Democratic state Sens. Angela Giron and John Morse in the September 10 recall election, even though both Democrats enjoyed a huge funding edge, thanks in part to a $350,000 donation from the mayor.
After Bloomberg unsuccessfully attacked sugary drinks in New York City we wonder what ‘his honor’ thought of voters in the town of Telluride, Colorado who rejected a proposal Tuesday to add an excise tax to sales of sugary soda pop.
Bloomberg would be well advised to save his money and stay the (blank) out of Colorado politics.