Michael Bloomberg cleaned out his couch last weekend and found a spare $60 million for Everytown for Gun
Control Safety to spend this November. At the same time, everyone can rest assured that the non-partisan Everytown will exhibit scrupulous fairness in issuing its endorsements for the fall elections.
Last we heard, Everytown enjoyed about $50 million in funding each year from Bloomberg. Now, in committing another $60 million for the election, Daddy Blooombucks is showing he’ll spare no expense in pursuit of civilian disarmament.
From The Hill:
Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Monday its plan to spend at least $60 million in the 2020 election, which is nearly double what the National Rifle Association (NRA) spent in 2016.
Billionaire former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a co-founder of Everytown and is the organization’s largest donor.
Bloomberg has put gun control at the forefront of his campaign, but Everytown has said it will treat him like any other candidate in terms of endorsements.
Sure they will. When your organization’s
owner founder and primary funder is running, even Stevie Wonder can see who Everytown will endorse. Not that Everytown’s endorsement ever won anyone a competitive political race.
Of course, Shannon Watts, the mythical housewife-turned-activist, giggled like a schoolgirl all the way to Twitter to share the great news about the windfall.
We’ll play at every level and we’ll win thanks to this unprecedented financial spend combined with our volunteer army. https://t.co/rHNf197P6Y
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 27, 2020
Bloomberg’s money bought some races in Virginia in last year’s election. And this year, Virginia’s narrow Democrat majorities in their General Assembly seem hell-bent on passing radical gun control restrictions. This despite how little gun control resonates with the vast majority of Virginia, given the turnouts at meetings and legislative meetings.
Speaking of a positive message, when Michael Bloomberg announces an event, he usually has huge throngs of supporters attend, including the media.