Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who praised Maryland state Sen. Brian E. Frosh last month for shepherding gun-control legislation through the Senate in 2013, put his money where his mouth was.
The billionaire Bloomberg donated $4,000 to Frosh’s campaign for Maryland attorney general, according to the senator’s most recent campaign disclosure form.
And Bloomberg is not the only New Yorker with a fondness for Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat.
New York lawyer David Boies, who famously represented Al Gore in his unsuccessful 2000 Florida recount battle with George W. Bush, has also given $4,000. Boies’ law partner Jonathan Schiller also donated $4,000.
Frosh, 67, said he has no master plan to court New York donors, adding he has known Schiller since they were Hebrew-school classmates at Temple Sinai in Washington in the 1950s. They also attended Columbia Law School together in the 1960s.
Frosh added that Schiller introduced him to Boies within the past year.
“I am proud of their support,” the senator said.
Frosh is running for the Democratic nomination for attorney general against Dels. Jon Cardin, of Baltimore County; Bill Frick, of Montgomery County; and Aisha Braveboy, of Prince George’s County. No Republican has joined the race.