Bloomberg’s Everytown Opens Checkbook to Help McAuliffe, Dems Win VA Election

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Anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety will reportedly spend more than $1.8 million in an effort to help elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as governor. IMG iStock

Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety will reportedly spend more than $1.8 million in an effort to help elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as governor, for the second time in Virginia and retain a Democrat majority in the House of Delegates, according to CNN.

Old Dominion governors cannot serve consecutive terms. McAuliffe, an ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton, last held the governor’s job from 2014 to 2018. He was succeeded by the current Gov. Ralph Northam. Both are devoted anti-gunners, and under Northam in 2020, Democrats took control of the legislature and passed several gun control laws, igniting a statewide movement resulting in the rise of dozens of “Second Amendment Sanctuary” jurisdictions.

CNN is reporting that McAuliffe “already has sought to make guns an issue in the race. A recent McAuliffe television ad featured law enforcement officials in the state, who linked gun control to public safety.”

The news agency is reporting that Everytown will spend $500,000 “to support a dozen Democrats running for the House of Delegates.” Another $300,000 is being spent to help Hala Ayala win the office of Lieutenant Governor and Mark Herring win a third term as attorney general in the Commonwealth.

McAuliffe is up against Republican Glenn Youngkin, in what appears to be his first bid for public office.

As reported by WAVY in Richmond, a new 8 News/Emerson College statewide poll says the race for governor is “neck-and-neck.” McAuliffe appears to have 49 percent support of likely voters, while Youngkin comes in at 45 percent, with a plus/minus margin of error at 3.4 percent.

At his website, Youngkin posted this message: “I’m not a politician. I’m a homegrown Virginian and I’ve spent the last 30 years raising my family, serving in our church, building business,es and creating jobs. I’m guided by my faith, values, and an unshakeable belief that Virginia should be the best.”

He is a wealthy businessman who has reportedly invested more than $5 million of his own money into the campaign. According to NPR, Youngkin has “pitched himself as a pro-life and pro-gun Christian.” Perhaps not surprisingly, NPR noted Susan Swecker, chair of the Virginia Democratic Party, has described Youngkin as a “far-right extremist who has demonstrated total allegiance to Donald Trump.”

Democrats—as witnessed during the California gubernatorial recall effort—are running on a platform of demonizing opponents as extremist Trump supporters.

McAuliffe, on the other hand, is a native of New York State and has been in politics for decades.

While McAuliffe earned an “F” grade from the National Rifle Association, Youngkin got a “?” apparently because he did not return a candidate questionnaire.

But perhaps to underscore how worried Democrats are about this election, CNN reported that Shannon Watts, founder of the Everytown subsidiary Moms Demand Action, will campaign in Virginia with McAuliffe. John Feinblatt, Everytown president, said the billionaire-backed group will be running television and digital advertising.

This fall’s election will be an opportunity for Virginia gun owners to demonstrate whether they are determined to take back the state or if last year’s fury that brought more than 20,000 people to the Richmond capitol was flash over substance. Virginia holds its statewide elections in off-years.

How this election turns out could be a signal about the mid-term elections in November 2022 when embattled gun owners hope to take Congress away from Democrats and turn Joe Biden into a lame-duck heading into 2024. Northern Virginia is the key. It has a strong Democrat voter base and they can be expected to turn out at the polls. Old Dominion gun owners have about six weeks to organize a formidable voter turnout.


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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GoBoy
GoBoy
1 month ago

Virginia needs another Robert E. Lee
Someone who loves the people of Virginia not Someone rich bastard with money to buy votes

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  GoBoy

Virginia also needs an NRA not run by vampire-grifters who steal $Billions that could’ve saved Virginia & the USA.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

In a Constitutional Republic, having the likes of Shannon Watts and the Bloomberg crowd on your side should be a rotting albatross and conservatives should exploit that rotting bird to the maximum extent. But in old Virginny, the majority of the population sucks from the teat of the federal leviathan and you cannot expect them to bite the teat that feeds them. Instead they will fall in line like good little fascists and vote for fascism of the Clinton brand in the name of McAullife. A famous Virginian once told us our Republic would endure until the government figured out… Read more »

Tank
Tank
1 month ago

McAuliffe is a confirmed Kight’s of Malta member. They serve the Queen & Masonic Royalty period, end of story. That explains which master he serves, not the people or a legit political ideology.

Presidents are selected not elected.
FDR

Last edited 1 month ago by Tank
Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
1 month ago

The people of Virginia will reap what they sow . If they vote for a tyrant then tyrrany is what they will have . They need to vote with thier brains and not thier heart . Liberals love to play on peoples feelings just like Hitler did . They lie and tell us it’s all in the name of safety. But it’s really about total control .

swmft
swmft
1 month ago

hitler was a socialist too, so why would you expect them to change a playbook that has served them so well?

Choogie
Choogie
1 month ago

When you say the People you are lumping everyone together Pal. A GREAT DEAL of us People wouldn’t and don’t vote for such a turd. However there are those that keep on voting in the TRASH because they like the handouts.

Nurph
Nurph
1 month ago

I live in the People’s Republik of Virginia. ALL WE SEE are campaign ads for #TerryMcAwful! Up until recently. Youngkin has some GOOD add out now that highlight just how bad/corrupt the left truly has become. We’ve already done our sentence under the #carpetbagger. We don’t need another one!

buzzard
buzzard
1 month ago

drop dead bloomburg !

Tank
Tank
1 month ago

By all means let’s continue to pretend we have legitimate elections & legitimate democracy while more Illegal Immigrants who are dependent on Big Government’s $$$ & programs are ushered in to uproot real Americans.

Kalergi/Alinsky/Cloward/Piven plan over & over cycle & cycle.

Dumbed down Idiocracy on display cycle after cycle as Neo-Rome burns.

Arny
Arny
1 month ago
Reply to  Tank

Exactly why DC pushing for Statehood.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

The democrats will try and link every republican who runs for office as a Trump clone, they will try this just like they did in California last week.
They don’t want to talk about facts or policies that are bringing our country down to socialism, they are ate up with TDS.
The voters of Virginia it’s in your hands to end the cycle of bad government and the loss of freedoms.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

So link lil Terry as a Hillary clone and fight back

Crow999
Crow999
1 month ago

Did anyone else pick up on the fact that fast terry is using a hoaxer as a star in his campaign commercials?

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/busted-dr-joseph-sakran-deletes-tweets-claiming-he-was-threatened-over-gun-control-advocacy/

Tank
Tank
1 month ago
Reply to  Crow999

Yes of course he’s a hoodwinker. Terry McAliffe’s a Knight’s of Malta who serves the Queen & Masonic Royalty. Not the “We the People.” End of story.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago

Why are Bloomberg’s gun grab groups so pervasive, Dave? Because you voted to put LaPierre & his grifter-vampires in control of the NRA so they could loot the $billions that should’ve gone to fighting him? Because you & Gottlieb protected your BFF NRA board member Grover Norquist, a Bloomberg collaborator?