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November 04, 2012


Bloomberg Takes on the NRA

As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg nears his final year as mayor, National Journal reports he is "laying the groundwork to become a one-man counterweight to one of the nation's most powerful lobbies: the National Rifle Association."

"In recent days, Bloomberg has used his massive wealth to wade into five House races in five different states, on behalf of candidates on both sides of the aisle. The common thread: Bloomberg is either backing candidates how are supportive of gun control measures, or trying to oust those who aren't, in his view. The late injection of millions in television ads and mailers has dramatically reshaped some of the contests, including one in California where Bloomberg's last-minute spending spree amounts to more than double what both candidates themselves have spent -- combined."












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