Mark Pryor: I Don’t Take Orders From Mayor Bloomberg

by Jim Geraghty

Boy, Democratic senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas is really running scared of his vote against the Toomey-Manchin background-check bill, huh? Here’s his first campaign ad of this cycle:

Why, it’s almost as if Pryor expects President Obama’s Organizing for Action and most liberal commentators to fall in line . . . it’s almost as if he fears no challenge in the Arkansas Democratic primary . . . it’s almost as if he thinks that most Democrats give lip service to the issue of gun control, and care most about keeping folks with a “D” after their name in office.

Oh, and it’s almost as if Mike Bloomberg’s activism is actually counterproductive to the causes he prefers in the red states.