Bloomberg's PAC spending $2.3 million on Rick Snyder ad

Ex-New York mayor's spokesman says Bloomberg admires how Snyder 'executed his vision for Michigan's comeback'

LANSING, Mich. – Billionaire Michael Bloomberg's political action committee is spending $2.3 million to air TV ads helping Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's re-election bid.

Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser said Tuesday that the ex-New York mayor admires how Snyder "executed his vision for Michigan's comeback." He cites job growth, Snyder's pro-immigration stance and education policies.

The political independent has also spent millions helping Democrats. He gave $2.5 million to help Democrats defend their majority in the Senate. He's endorsing Democrat Gary Peters in Michigan's Senate race over Republican Terri Lynn Land.

Poll: Rick Snyder, Gary Peters widen leads in gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races

Bloomberg's Independence USA PAC began airing the pro-Snyder ad this week. It says Snyder "made the hard decisions and delivered results."

Schauer spokeswoman Cathy Bacile Cunningham says Bloomberg's ad is a reminder that Snyder's policies work for the wealthy but not anyone else.