January 8, 2014

Mark Pryor <3’s NY

Yesterday, Politico reported that former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $2.5 million to Senate Majority PAC to help re-elect vulnerable Senate Democrats in 2014.

It has now become crystal clear that Bloomberg’s pricey donation to Senate Majority PAC is directly helping Sen. Mark Pryor’s (D-AR) re-election.

Bloomberg has not dropped threats to spend more to attack Pryor and other Democrats over gun issues. But by giving to the Senate Majority PAC, Bloomberg is helping Pryor, whose reelection is among the group’s top goals.

In May 2013, Pryor released a T.V. ad railing against Bloomberg’s political involvement in his Senate re-election campaign, stating, “No one from New York or Washington tells me what to do.”

In a new campaign ad today, Pryor defends his vote against the legislation seeking to expand background checks for guns sold online and at gun shows. He said the proposal would not have prevented the recent mass shootings in Connecticut, Colorado and Arizona and bluntly suggests that Bloomberg should mind his own business. “No one from New York or Washington tells me what to do,” Pryor says in the television ad that started airing today. “I listen to Arkansas.”

Well, apparently they do.

With Mayor Bloomberg’s major donation to Senate Majority PAC, out-of-state special interests from BOTH New York and Washington, D.C. are telling Pryor exactly what to do.