NewYork Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $2.3 million in campaign spending helped anti-gun radical Robin Kelly win the Democratic primary to replace convicted former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D) yesterday. Bloomberg joined Obama political adviser David Axelrod, radical Jeremiah Wright ally Father Michael Pfelger, and left-wing Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) in helping Kelly defeat former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, who was once the darling of the party’s election machine but became a useful target due to her “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. (NRA)
Though President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have campaigned against “big money in politics,” they welcomed Bloomberg’s efforts as a chance to advance their gun control agenda. During the campaign, Kelly boasted of her “F” rating from the NRA, and expressed pride that Illinois does not permit the carrying of concealed weapons. The city of Chicago, part of which falls in the 2nd congressional district, has suffered a surge in shootings and murders despite having one of the nation’s most restrictive gun-control regimes.
Elsewhere, Bloomberg is using his vast personal wealth to advance pet causes, worthy and otherwise. In Los Angeles, Bloomberg is funding a slew of campaign advertisements in the city’s school board race, after donating $1 million to the Coalition for School Reform.