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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Hey, Doesn’t Anyone Want to Be Graded by Mike Bloomberg?



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When you see this detail in coverage of anti-gun former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group, and how it will evaluate candidates this cycle . . . 

Bloomberg initially wanted to award lawmakers grades of A through F, much like the NRA’s scorecards, but he has shifted the strategy in favor of a public questionnaire on key issues to motivate voters.

. . . doesn’t it make you wonder how many endangered red-state Democrats — or Republicans — thought that the line, “Rated ‘A’ by anti-gun former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg” would be more likely to be used in an attack ad against them than by their own campaigns?

Above: Passionately anti-gun former New York City mayor
Michael Bloomberg, holding a gun. Photo by Getty.


Tags: Michael Bloomberg , Guns , Midterms


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