The Times reports that Mike Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton:

Michael R. Bloomberg, who bypassed his own run for the presidency this election cycle, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic convention and make the case for Mrs. Clinton as the best choice for moderate voters in 2016, an adviser to Mr. Bloomberg said … “Mr. Wolfson also said Mr. Bloomberg was pleased by the selection of Senator Tim Kaine, a former mayor of Richmond, Va., and a strong supporter of gun control, as Mrs. Clinton’s running mate …”

Unless the Da Maya plans on opening his wallet to the Clinton/Kaine campaign I don’t see this as being that big of a deal.


Hillary has chosen Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate.

While he is a bit of a disappointment to some “progressives”, he shouyld be warmly received by the antigunners.

From the NY Times:

“… Mr. Kaine, a gun owner himself, is a consistent supporter of gun control measures and has backed broad background checks and restrictions on the sale of combat-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. The 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech inspired Mr. Kaine, then the governor, to close loopholes in Virginia law that allowed some people to buy guns despite failing background checks. In the Senate, he supported the Manchin-Toomey bill, which would have expanded background checks to cover gun shows and weapons sold over the internet. He also backed banning gun sales to terrorism suspects on the government’s “no-fly” list …”

And here is a longer story from CNN, “Clinton’s new VP pick could be point man on guns.

Here’s Kaine at 0:45 during last months phony filibuster in Congress:

Whenever a Republican says they can “work across the aisle” it usually means they’ve totally caved and adopted the positions of the far Left.

Case in point:

“Both Republican Jack Martins and Democrat Tom Suozzi last Wednesday said the North Shore needs a congressman who can work across the aisle to create change in the increasingly polarized Congress … Both candidates agreed on a need for gun control … Martins, a state senator and former Mineola mayor, touted his work in Albany to pass laws with bipartisan support, such as the “common sense” SAFE Act gun control bill … “We need people who are willing to work across the aisle, people who don’t see the world in Rs and Ds, people who are willing to find common ground to get things done,” said Martins …”


Here is Chris Cox’s speech from last night:

His 40 years remarks are a GOP talking point. See this interview by Mike Gallagher of Reince Priebus for more.

I would not have gone that way. Instead, I would have highlighted Mike Pence’s 2A record.

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According to Newt Gingrich:

“… “If we carry New York by the margin we should, we will have changed American history,” Gingrich said at a breakfast gathering of the New York Republican delegation in downtown Cleveland …”

I’m not seeing New York turning red.  There are about 5.8 million registered Democrats in the state compared with 2.7 million Republicans, 2.4 million unaffiliated and another half million or so registered in minor parties.

“… “New York is in play,” said Rep. Chris Collins, who has a speaking slot on Tuesday at the convention’s main stage. “New York would be one of the tougher states to win. It comes down to the four boroughs, because he’s going to win Staten Island.” …”

Back that statement up.  I have not seen any evidence of this.  Even with relatively high turnout in the Nassau special election, the Republicans blew it.

The state GOP is in shambles.  Where is their GOTV organization?  Western NY?  The political center of gravity is New York City and the suburbs, not Buffalo.

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Monroe County government in action.

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Word is The Donald has chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence to be his running mate.

It does nothing for me.

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