Star Tribune: Anti-Gun Violence Group Dropping Big Money in Minnesota Legislative Races

Bloomberg is popping up everywhere…

Via Star Tribune:

Everytown for Gun Safety, a national coalition fighting a political battle against gun rights groups, is spending $100,000 on cable TV ads to try to hold on to an open House seat, take out a GOP suburban incumbent and knock out Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie.

In addition to the infusion of advertising cash, Everytown is also supplying field organizers and volunteers through related organizations: Moms Demand Action said it has 1,600 volunteers knocking on doors in three Twin Cities districts, plus one in Rochester and another in Faribault.

Everytown has been active in Minnesota politics since at least 2013, when it hired its first lobbyists in the state. The group was founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has contributed tens of millions of dollars of his personal wealth to the cause.

Advocates for gun owner rights won’t be cowed, said Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, who has led the effort to expand gun rights and defeat measures like universal background check legislation at the State Capitol.

“If the Bloomberg types try to influence this election, we’ll kick their butts all the way back to New York City,” Cornish said.

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