Bloomberg Endorses Scott Brown NYC mayor hosting fundraiser for Mass. senator By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jul 26, 2012 12:52 PM CDT 18 comments Comments Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes, left, speaks with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg during the Rio C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Newser) – Michael Bloomberg holds a number of left-leaning views, but technically the New York City mayor is a political independent—and he’s definitely leaning to the right when it comes to the Massachusetts Senate race. Politico reports that Bloomberg is hosting an Aug. 15 fundraiser for incumbent Scott Brown, who is fighting Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren to hang on to his seat. Bloomberg, a Massachusetts native, supports Brown because of what a spokesman calls the senator’s “tough stand” on gun control, according to the New York Times.