Money will be pouring in from both sides of the gun debate as Terry McAuliffe (D) – former Democratic National Committee chairman tied closely with Bill and Hillary Clinton – takes on Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis for the governor’s seat in Virginia next month.
Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Guns (MAG) super PAC is sending $1.1 million.
As the final two weeks of the Virginia gubernatorial election draw near, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control super PAC is committed to spending $1.1 million on ads for Terry McAuliffe (D).
In an October report of its September receipts, the National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund (NRA PAC) showed that it spent $466,273 to highlight VA gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s (D) war on law-abiding gun owners.
The gun-control crowd will point to the recent MAG success putting Corey Booker (D-N.J.) into the U.S. Senate, but New Jersey is already far-left when it comes to gun control. Virginia – except for areas right near Washington, D.C. – is very much gun country.
I think the end result – if this was a one-issue election – would favor Cuccinelli, but remember there is a Libertarian candidate who can certainly snag some Republican votes, especially in the current “RINOs suck” climate.
Thanks to AWR Hawkins for both Big Government posts linked above.