Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen was filmed attending a fundraiser in New York City with multibillionaire — and now official Democrat — Michael Bloomberg.
Since leaving the New York City mayor’s office, Bloomberg has been bankrolling Everytown for Gun Safety along with other left-leaning causes.
Bredesen has previously told reporters where he stands on the issue of gun control, such as wanting universal background checks and a ban on bump stocks.
“First of all, just making it universal, [and] properly funding it. So both the response of [the National Instant Criminal Background Check System] and the work that it takes to get the information into that database,” Bredesen said, according to the Times Free Press.
Bloomberg hosted the fundraiser for Bredesen in his home and asked donors to contribute up to $2,700 to attend, according to CNBC.
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) Political Victory Fund has kicked its campaign into high gear to show Tennessee voters Bredesen’s stance on firearms. The NRA gave Bredesen a “D” rating.
— NRA (@NRA) October 5, 2018
— Chris Cox (@ChrisCoxNRA) October 10, 2018
In a post on his Instagram account, Bloomberg revealed he is officially part of the Democratic Party again.
“At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution. Two years ago at the Democratic Convention, I warned of those threats,” his post read. “Today, I have re-registered as a Democrat – I had been a member for most of my life – because we need Democrats to provide the checks and balance our nation so badly needs.”