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Bloomberg's PAC makes $150,000 ad buy against Clarke
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-9-14 | Georgia Pabst

Posted on 08/09/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

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.

Also on Friday, Citizens for Responsible Government — a local conservative group — paid for $55,238 in airtime on five Milwaukee-area stations to air TV spots supporting the sheriff.

Clarke has drawn strong support from the National Rifle Association, which has sent out a fundraising appeal asking for members to contribute.

"Make no mistake: Sheriff Clarke is fighting the re-election battle of his life right now because he dared to stand on principle by standing up for you, me and the NRA," wrote Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action.

Campaign finance reports show Clarke has received a large number of contributions from out of state.

There are no Republicans running, so the winner of Tuesday's primary will likely be elected. Independent candidate Angela Walker is the only challenger on the November ballot.

Meanwhile another group, Citizens for Urban Justice, has purchased radio ads at three stations in support of Clarke.

One ad features Monique Taylor, who introduces herself as a mother and community activist. She recites the names of men who have died at the hands of Milwaukee police — Derek Williams and others.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 08/09/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

NY’s Bloomberg meddles in Wisconsin Sheriff’s election.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


2 posted on 08/09/2014 12:43:35 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Chris Moews, a lieutenant with the Milwaukee Police Department (left), is challenging Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (right) in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election.

3 posted on 08/09/2014 12:45:14 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s political action committee, Independence USA,

HUH? A Socialist political action group names itself Independence USA? Wouldn’t that be false advertising?


4 posted on 08/09/2014 12:46:27 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American.ad Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bloomberg must being paying a panel to scour the internet. Look coast to coast for any political races ANY races, that he could invite himself to fiddle with. Some of these younger politicans will just say no to the money, because if accepted,they will become one of his paid puppets.


5 posted on 08/09/2014 12:58:18 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So, Bloomberg is trying to unseat a black sheriff?

Is Bloomberg a racist?


6 posted on 08/09/2014 1:10:09 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Politicians and diapers must be changed often for the same reason)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bloomberg gave $400,000 in 2012 to Angus King, the liberal “independent” running for Olympia Snowe’s old senate seat in Maine.

King won the race.


7 posted on 08/09/2014 1:12:24 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Politicians and diapers must be changed often for the same reason)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“The voters can’t be bought.”

No, but they can be rented, at least in Mississippi.


8 posted on 08/09/2014 1:15:37 PM PDT by jocon307
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FReepers! Let's go!
Every donation counts!




FReepathon day 39.

Two percent a day keeps the 404 away.

9 posted on 08/09/2014 1:23:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

God, I hope Clarke wins.

Bloomberg will someday pay for the constant evil that he does.


10 posted on 08/09/2014 1:30:36 PM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: lee martell
Look coast to coast for any political races ANY races, that he could invite himself to fiddle with.

This is NOT an obscure race, Clarke, as sheriff, has taken out public service ads on Milwaukee radio recommending residents to consider learning gun safety and being prepared to defend themselves as police resources are to thin to be there instantly. "We're partners now."

His kind of approach has national, and permanent repercussions. He is also a national spokesman and is unafraid to be seen with conservatives. This is one Dem whom I would happily support against ANY RINO.
11 posted on 08/09/2014 1:56:20 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well, that sucks. But as we’ve seen, WI GOPers CAN win solid blue counties. :) (Go, Scott! Go!)

Clarke is a registered Dem, is he not? I’m not sure.


12 posted on 08/09/2014 1:57:13 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Really? Thanks for the info. This makes me support Clarke even more, not just to spite Bloomy.


13 posted on 08/09/2014 1:59:29 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Clarke is a registered Dem, is he not? I’m not sure.

Robert Novak was a registered Dem as well, due to being in DC. It wasn't so long ago that most of the southern Republicans not named Jesse Helms had a resemblance to Lindsey Graham.

It wouldn't kill me to have a sane Democrat or too around. Also a perfect antidote for "Republican" Bloomberg.

As he is the Sheriff, we don't have to care who Clarke caucuses with. Let the Dems complain about him. We conservatives in Wisconsin respect and admire him.
14 posted on 08/09/2014 2:18:12 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Dr. Sivana

If Bloomberg is against him, that’s good enough from me to send him $5


15 posted on 08/09/2014 2:48:53 PM PDT by Makana
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

We don’t register by Party in WI, but Clarke runs as a Dem. (However, he talks and acts like a Republican.) He joked, when he addressed our Republican club in Ozaukee County, that he’d be driven out of the Dem Party. He was great and got a standing O for his efforts. The best thing is that James Sensenbrenner refused to attend because he didn’t want to appear at the same event as a Democrat!

Clarke was far more entertaining and inspirational than stodgy old Sensenbrenner.


16 posted on 08/09/2014 3:45:42 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sensenbrenner needs to retire. Like, 10 years ago.


17 posted on 08/09/2014 7:18:15 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Indeed! I’m so glad that redistricting took him away from us. (Except they gave us Petri, but we’re about to rectify that.)


18 posted on 08/09/2014 8:48:37 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Makana

That’s pretty much the litmus test right there

Anybody Bloomberg donates too is up to no good


19 posted on 08/09/2014 8:53:05 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> $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.”

Thanks afraidfortherepublic.


20 posted on 08/10/2014 12:49:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

creepy ass cracker Bloomturd.


21 posted on 08/12/2014 5:36:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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