Bloomberg money in Chicago

| February 25, 2013 | 11 Comments

Ex-PH2 sends a link from a Texas Public Radio article about Nanny Bloomberg who doesn’t care that he’s screwing up the city of New York badly enough, he’s spending his money in the primary elections for Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s congressional seat in Chicago later this week.

Chicago is also where the billionaire mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, is flexing the muscle of his gun control superPAC by spending, as of late Friday, $2.2 million on the race. For those keeping score, that’s four times what the top five candidates’ campaigns have spent — combined. Most of that money has gone to attack former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, with the rest building up Robin Kelly, the former administrator of Cook County and a former state representative.

Because Halvorson is the only white candidate in the primary, originally facing nearly two dozen African-Americans, there was a reasonable chance she would win a slim plurality with the black vote splintering so many different ways.

In fact, polls early on showed her leading — but that was before Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC unleashed a pair of TV ads and a series of mailers against her and her positions on guns. Now, days ahead of the vote, Kelly appears to be in the lead, with a pair of other top contenders having dropped out.

Bloomberg’s ads criticize Halvorson for her A+ rating from the NRA, so he counters NRA money and support for his money and support. The difference is that the NRA’s money represents the voices of millions of American members and Bloomberg’s money represents one millionaire’s point-of-view. Maybe Chicagoans don’t have enough bullshit in their crappy lives, they need Nanny Bloomberg to make their choices for them as well.

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  1. DaveO says:

    Chicago isn’t NYC.

    or, in Rahmbo-speak: Cool! Free Money! Thank you Obama!

  2. Old Tanker says:

    Is it his gun control PAC or his soda control PAC???

  3. UpNorth says:

    Well, young and old, alive and dead voted for Rahmbo and Baracka, for the price of a cell phone and a few food stamps, it’s only fair that they can be bought by Doomberg.

  4. A_Proud_Infidel says:

    “…..And I’ll take your Big Gulp sodas, tool! BWAAAAAHAHAHA! ….”
    Michael Bloomberg, Wannabe Emperor

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    My guess is that Bloomie bought the election in NYC and he’s trying to do the same thing in ChiTown. It’s getting some nasty notice in the local media, but we’ll see how things go in the vote.

  6. Just Plain Jason says:

    I just wonder if people in Chicago are getting fed up? Of course this isn’t a presidential election and there isn’t Obama to vote for so they don’t the repeat customers don’t have him to vote for.

  7. Veeshir says:

    Are we in the endtimes?

    Bloomberg feels he has to get involved in picking the right Democrat to keep guns banned in Chicago?

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    @7 – Yes, Granny Bloomerbutt thinks he’s the only person in the world who knows how to do anything.

  9. USMCE8Ret says:

    Fuck that guy.

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    This is to determine the candidates for the general election on April 9.

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    Looks like Bloomie’s money helped the Dem candidate win her part of the primary:

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=9008581

    The Republican candidate count hasn’t been completed yet:

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=9008652

    The general election is April 9.

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