Billionaire Gun Control Advocate Bloomberg to Host High Dollar Manhattan Fundraiser for Bredesen

Former New York Mayor and gun control advocate Mike Bloomberg will host a fundraiser at his Manhattan home next Tuesday for Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, CNBC reported.

The involvement by billionaire Bloomberg is likely to increase scrutiny on one of the tightest races in the midterm elections, as Bredesen, a former Tennessee governor, is trying to flip the seat being vacated by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who is retiring.

The event is being billed to financiers as an opportunity to “join Mike Bloomberg for an evening in support of Governor Phil Bredesen,” according to the invitation.

The Tennessee Republican Party said, “When President Trump said Phil Bredesen wouldn’t protect the Second Amendment during his speech in Johnson City, he was more right than he could have known. Today we found out that anti-Second Amendment zealot Mike Bloomberg is holding a fundraiser for Bredesen in New York.”

Bloomberg said in 2014, “And if you want to have a gun in your house, I think you’re pretty stupid – particularly if you have kids – but I guess you have a right to do that. Someday, there is going to be a suit against parents who smoke in their houses or have guns in their houses by a kid. It’s not that far-fetched.”

Donors are being asked to contribute up to $2,700 to Bredesen’s Senate campaign in order to attend, CNBC said. It is not clear if Bredesen, a New York native, will attend.

Bloomberg, a Republican-turned-independent, emerged as the single most significant financial force for gun control

Nancy Watzman, “Barrage Of Political Campaign Spending Follows Shootings At Sandy Hook,” the Sunlight Foundation said.

Earlier this week, Bloomberg announced he would give $20 million to the Senate Majority PAC, which is dedicated to electing Democrats to the U.S. Senate and that is affiliated Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, CNBC said.

The National Rifle Association has been demanding Phil Bredesen retract a misleading ad from his U.S. Senate campaign in which he uses an old rating to make it appear the organization supports him.

The former governor had received an “A” rating from the NRA – in 2002.

“Phil Bredesen is a ‘D’ rated candidate, and he will not protect our constitutional rights in Washington, D.C.,” Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA’s Political Victory Fund, said in a statement. “Tennesseans should not be fooled by his false and misleading campaign ads.”

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at newspaper outlets of all sizes.






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  1. […] spent millions more on Tennessee than any other race. Billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who has pledged $20 million to Democrats this cycle, hosted a fundraiser for Bredesen in New […]

  2. Cannoneer2

    Wonder what the Ignorant Sportsmen for Bredesen have to say about this…

    1. Ron W

      The 2nd Amendment is NOT about hunting. It’s about “the security of a free State” , like Article I, Section 26 of our State Constitution’s DECLARATION of Rights, “that the Citizens of this State have a RIGHT to keep and bear (which means carry) arms for their common defense..” The People have a right to the weapons they so choose to defend themselves against criminals and their “legalized version”, tyrants.

  3. Susan E Gingrich

    Bloomberg is a fake politician like some in TN. Here, they claim to be republican conservatives, but their actions and votes prove otherwise.

    1. Ron W

      Right, Susan!

      Like most all gun control proponents, Bloomberg doesn’t include himself when it comes to having guns control. Watch this short as he slinks away from a lone reporter questioning him about his armed security who protect him, even from a question:

      Spread this video around.Show what a phony hypocrite, Bloomberg is. He wants to take from us what he has and keeps for himself!

  4. David

    This is why the 17th amendment needs to be repealed! Let the state legislatures elect US Senators as the Founders wisely intended for.the purpose of maintaining a real balance of powers between the people, their states, and the federal government. Speaking for myself, my vote and my state of Tennessee are not for sale! Vote for a true Tennessean and Southerner! Vote for Marsha Blackburn! Bredesen is Schumer’s puppet!

  5. Ron W

    During his debate with Blackburn, Bredesen parroted the old “you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater” re: gun control. So what does that mean, Phil? Do you muzzle everyone before they go in? Because the lefts idea of gun control is to disarm us, violating our rights lest we shoot our guns in a crowded theater, or wherever we may be. It means pre-emotive laws that violate our rights! Someone needs to ask Phil, how do you enforce “universal background checks” without violating our 4th and 5th Amendment rights??

  6. Donna West

    He may have his money, but God is STILL on the throne & “if His people pray” … just a reminder. #PrayforAmerica #HisWill

  7. Rick

    Not a good move Phony Phil this decision of your campaign will push Marsha Blackburn way over the top.