Editor’s Note: Why would Bloomberg support someone who has an A+ NRA rating? Maybe this Thad Cochran isn’t all he says he is. Maybe, just maybe, this man is in cahoots with the left and only Republican by name. That would make more sense.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken advocate for gun control, recently gave $250,000 to help re-elect a Mississippi Republican with an A+ rating from the NRA.
According to the latest campaign finance filings, Bloomberg gave $250,000 to Mississippi Conservatives PAC, a group aiming to re-elect veteran Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, who is in the fight of his political life against his primary rival, Chris McDaniel.
Bloomberg, a billionaire, has contributed heavily to groups pushing for more firearm regulations. In April, Bloomberg launched a $50-million campaign to counter the NRA. As a result, Bloomberg’s political brand has become synonymous with gun control.
However, Cochran is a gun control opponent with an A+ rating from the NRA who has specifically been branded as a Bloomberg opponent. When the NRA endorsed Cochran for his current campaign in March they specifically thanked him for standing strong against “Michael Bloomberg’s gun control agenda.”