Anti-Gun Bloomberg Group Going After Pro-Gun Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke
It looks like former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going after any pro-gun politician he possibly can. Bloomberg’s anti-gun political action committee just bought $150,000 in ads to target outspoken gun rights activist Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.
According to JSOnline,
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews.
In response to the news of Bloomberg’s ads, Clarke said in a statement: “I trust the voters. The voters can’t be bought.”
The ad buys by Bloomberg’s PAC come on top of $400,000 in media ads purchased by the Greater Wisconsin Committee to try to beat Clarke, who is seeking his fourth term in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election.
Bloomberg’s previous attempts to get make guns an issue at the local level have failed miserably. Many credit Bloomberg’s involvement in the recall elections of two anti-gun Colorado state lawmakers as one of the main reasons the pair lost.
Even anti-gun Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has asked Bloomberg to stay out of Colorado politics for fear that he will do more harm than good.
Clarke is an outspoken supporter of the Second Amendment and gun rights for citizens. He was one of the first sheriffs in the nation to speak out publicly for gun rights, encouraging his constituents to arm themselves instead of waiting for police.
Clarke was a headline speaker at the NRA Convention this. Here is a video of his speech.