CLARKE SURVIVES BLOOMBERG ONSLAUGHT
Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to defeat pro-Second Amendment Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. failed yesterday evening. Despite Bloomberg pouring over $150,000 in ads, Clarke won re-election with 52% of the vote.
According to a report by FoxNews.com, Clarke became a target of Bloomberg after he urged residents of the county to take firearms safety courses and to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Clarke said, “Consider taking a certified safety course in handling of firearms, so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now.” Clarke cited layoffs due to budget cuts as one reason for asking citizens to help.
The primary was a rematch from four years ago, which Clarke won by a six-point margin. His opponent, Chris Moews, is a lieutenant with the Milwaukee Police Department. Other left-wing groups threw $400,000 worth of spending to defeat Clarke, who had spoken at the NRA’s Annual Meeting.
Bloomberg had vowed to spend up to $50 million on gun control advocacy. In Washington State, Bloomberg and other billionaires have made massive donations in support of I-594, a so-called “universal background check” initiative.