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By David Kopel

Sheriff David Clarke

Sheriff David Clarke

David Kopel

David Kopel

Wisconsin --(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday incumbent Sheriff David Clarke, of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, won the Democratic primary, 52-48%.

There being no Republican on the November ballot, Sheriff Clarke is almost certain to win re-election.

The race attracted national attention last week when Michael Bloomberg put $150,000 into the campaign against Sheriff Clarke–more than the total combined campaign spending by Sheriff Clarke and his primary opponent Chris Moews. While 100% of precincts have reported, Moews has not conceded. There are 6,000 absentee ballots yet to be counted, but since Clarke has a lead of about 4,700 votes, it seems virtually impossible for Moews to prevail. Sheriff Clarke has served since 2002, and his law enforcement career began in 1978. He is a member of the Legal Affairs Committee of the National Sheriffs Association, and also belongs to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

Sheriff Clarke has urged Milwaukee citizens to arm themselves for lawful self-defense. One method of disseminating this message was public service radio advertising in early 2013, paid for from the Sheriff’s Office budget. According to a Townhall article by Katie Pavlich, one radio ad stated:

“I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to you about something personal: Your safety. It’s no a longer a spectator sport. I need you in the game. But are you ready? With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed or you can fight back. But are you prepared? Consider taking a certified safety course in handling of firearms, so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?

Another ad said:

“This is Sheriff David Clarke. Violent crime went up nearly 10 percent in Milwaukee, are the next victim? You don’t have to be but that’s your call. Armed criminals are being put back on the street by a soft-on-crime court system even before the ink dries on police reports. Are you prepared to handle a life or death threat? Wisconsin’s Personal Protection Act now gives you the same advantage that I have. Now it’s the crook who has to wonder what you might do. It can be a great equalizer but you always have to think survival. Remember, it’s you and me now.”

Enacted in 2011, the Wisconsin Personal Protection Act is similar to laws of all but a handful of states; it provides a system for adult citizens to be issued concealed handgun carry permits if the person passes a background check and has completed a safety training class.

Read the rest of this article at the Washington Post: http://tiny.cc/e87ikx

  • 5 User comments to “Sheriff Clarke Wins Primary & Defeats Bloomberg’s Attempt to Buy Election”

    1. skipNclair on August 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM said:

      Fantastic absolutely fantastic. I was hoping for a wider margin, but if you only win by one that will surface. This jew scum piece of garbage should be tarred and feathered, and then run out of town on a rail. We should send him packing from this nation, as he is nothing but a traitor. What a disgrace to have put in more money then both candidates combined and lose. Remember this is the clown the mayor of NYC that talks about health and soda’s and oil’s and french fries etc. being bad for you and he should keep us safe, and then in the next breath, the next day can be seen at the Nathan’s national hotdog eating contest promoting gluttony . What a hypocrite.

    2. Arizona on August 14, 2014 at 3:24 PM said:

      THE WORD IS,on a long weekend,say thanksgiving,THE MUSLIMS are going to attack america at its malls and block highways and shoot everyone stopped in their cars,IF we’re right,EVERYONE had better have their BEST BATTLE RIFLE with them at all times,EVERYWHERE THEY GO,you see the commies and traitors destroying our nation,SO DON’T TAKE ANY CHANCES,have you weapons with you………

    3. Sheriff Clarke is what local sheriffs should be all about, and why they are the most respected members of the law enforcement community.
      Congratulations on re-election.

    4. Saoirse on August 14, 2014 at 8:56 PM said:

      CONGRATULATIONS to SHERIFF CLARK and to Milwaukee County for maintaining their freedom.

      FREEDOM PREVAILED and overcame the bs rhetoric and CASH FLOW of blOOmturd and friends.

      Once YOU UNDERSTAND that THE LEFT NEVER STOPS,you understand why WE must never slow down or BE SILENT.

    5. Have had a lot of respect for this man , since he was on Judge Jeannine last year warning that if the gun control legislation had been passed into law it would cause a 2nd Revolution , this man sees what is happening to our nation and probably has some remedies to what is going on , if push comes to shove and The Sheriff is leading the fight against tyranny I will stand by him . Be prepared and ready . Keep your powder dry .

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