Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. triumphed in a recent primary as a New York Mayor hopeful, gaining favor as a strong pro-gun advocate. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a known anti-gun crusader, donated $150,000 in support of Clarke’s opponent, hoping it would aid in Clarke’s defeat. Clearly, he was mistaken.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Thursday, Clarke said Bloomberg’s plan to “spread a few hundred thousand dollars” in his “anti-gun crusade” to beat him failed miserably. Bloomberg’s super PAC, Independence USA, spent about $150,000 to air ads attacking Clarke’s pro-Second Amendment views.
“Mayor Bloomberg made a huge miscalculation,” Clarke said in the interview. “He didn’t understand the political climate on the ground here in Milwaukee County. I have a lot of support for my position on support for the Second Amendment, for people to be able to defend themselves and the pro-gun movement.”
Clarke has been rising in popularity ever since he publicly encouraged citizens to protect themselves by owning firearms. Additionally, his speech at the NRA convention this year on the Second Amendment gained him a standing ovation and many supporters.
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