Bloomberg's other campaign in Texas

On Super Tuesday, Michael Bloomberg will probably come in third in the Texas primary.  He will lose to Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.

Bloomberg is doing something else in Texas: spending money on gun control.

Everytown for Gun Safety, a Michael Bloomberg-backed group that pushes for expanded background checks, red flag laws and other measures, is plotting what its political director calls an "unprecedented financial and grassroots effort" to flip the Texas House, defend vulnerable freshmen Democrats in Congress and help Democrats take congressional seats in the suburbs. A memo detailing the plan, the group's biggest state investment to date, was shared exclusively with Hearst Newspapers.

"We believe that Texas, as it becomes younger and increasingly diverse, can be the next emerging battleground state with gun safety as the tipping point," Chris Carr, the group's political director wrote in the memo. 

"We believe there are opportunities to elect gun sense candidates up and down the ballot, from the statehouse to the U.S. Congress — and potentially even statewide."

Will this work in Texas?  I don't think so.

How well did it work in Virginia?

The Bloomberg group is banking on the idea that Texas is changing — i.e. more Hispanics and people from liberal states looking for lower taxes.

Yes, Texas is not the super-red state of yesterday, but I don't see any evidence that Democrats in Texas want to give up their guns.

My guess is that Bloomberg will blow a lot of money and not get the results he seeks.  Isn't that similar to what's happening with his presidential campaign?

PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

On Super Tuesday, Michael Bloomberg will probably come in third in the Texas primary.  He will lose to Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.

Bloomberg is doing something else in Texas: spending money on gun control.

Everytown for Gun Safety, a Michael Bloomberg-backed group that pushes for expanded background checks, red flag laws and other measures, is plotting what its political director calls an "unprecedented financial and grassroots effort" to flip the Texas House, defend vulnerable freshmen Democrats in Congress and help Democrats take congressional seats in the suburbs. A memo detailing the plan, the group's biggest state investment to date, was shared exclusively with Hearst Newspapers.

"We believe that Texas, as it becomes younger and increasingly diverse, can be the next emerging battleground state with gun safety as the tipping point," Chris Carr, the group's political director wrote in the memo. 

"We believe there are opportunities to elect gun sense candidates up and down the ballot, from the statehouse to the U.S. Congress — and potentially even statewide."

Will this work in Texas?  I don't think so.

How well did it work in Virginia?

The Bloomberg group is banking on the idea that Texas is changing — i.e. more Hispanics and people from liberal states looking for lower taxes.

Yes, Texas is not the super-red state of yesterday, but I don't see any evidence that Democrats in Texas want to give up their guns.

My guess is that Bloomberg will blow a lot of money and not get the results he seeks.  Isn't that similar to what's happening with his presidential campaign?

PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.