Skip to comments.Bloomberg's PAC makes $150,000 ad buy against Clarke
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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NY’s Bloomberg meddles in Wisconsin Sheriff’s election.
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
Chris Moews, a lieutenant with the Milwaukee Police Department (left), is challenging Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (right) in Tuesdays Democratic primary election.
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?
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.
So, Bloomberg is trying to unseat a black sheriff?
Is Bloomberg a racist?
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.
“The voters can’t be bought.”
No, but they can be rented, at least in Mississippi.
God, I hope Clarke wins.
Bloomberg will someday pay for the constant evil that he does.
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.
Really? Thanks for the info. This makes me support Clarke even more, not just to spite Bloomy.
If Bloomberg is against him, that’s good enough from me to send him $5
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.
Sensenbrenner needs to retire. Like, 10 years ago.
Indeed! I’m so glad that redistricting took him away from us. (Except they gave us Petri, but we’re about to rectify that.)
That’s pretty much the litmus test right there
Anybody Bloomberg donates too is up to no good
> $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.”
creepy ass cracker Bloomturd.