Skip to comments.Mark Pryor May Soon Have A Bloomberg Problem
Posted on 04/24/2013 12:42:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the well-funded group co-founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is seriously considering a months-long television, radio and direct-mail campaign against Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, one of four Democrats who opposed expanding a background check for guns.
The goal: Make an example of him.
Senior members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns met at length Sunday to debate potential responses to the failure of President Obamas gun regulation package, including a watered-down background check provision that fell five votes short.
In addition to Pryor, three Democratic senators abandoned Obama: Max Baucus of Montana, Mark Begich of Alaska and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. The group discussed targeting two of those senators: Pryor and Baucus, according to a senior official involved in the talks, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Unlike the others who face election in 2014, Heitkamp was just elected to a six-year term. Begich was considered more secure politically than Pryor and Baucus, and thus a less attractive target. Baucus announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election.
That leaves Pryor as possibly the lone target of a campaign to convince Democrats that there is a price to pay for opposing modest gun regulations, even in a conservative-leaning state like Arkansas.
The broader goal of the Bloomberg group is to provide a political counterweight to the National Rifle Association which has had virtually unmitigated influence over Congress since 1994, when Democrats lost control of the House and blamed then-President Clintons assault-weapons ban...
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Blooming Idiot probably doesn’t understand this, but running ads in Arkansas that a politician is anti-gun control would help his poll numbers, not hurt them.
As an Arkansan, I can tell you that Mark Pryor has a Mark Pryor problem. His daddy he isn’t.
Dont worry, Mark Pryor is toast because of Obamacare...just like Blank Lincoln.
Glad to hear it!
I did send him an e-mail supporting our Second Amendment. We need him on our side as long as he is in office.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns - democrats making criminals of law-abiding citizens.
Pryor was toast anyway.
Mark Pryor will not be replaced by anti-gun Democrat in Arkansas; in fact, he will likely be replaced by a VERY pro-gun Republican. Don’t EVER tell an Arkansan that he/she can’t have a firearm!
This Texan does...Yuk...Yuk!!!
From your lips (keyboard) to God’s ears...
For now. I think many knife laws are about to change in Texas.