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  •  Keep Bloomberg out of it and go for increased.. (4+ / 0-)

    ..voter turnout.

    Bloomberg is hated by the righties so much that any involvement by Bloomberg might just activate the right much more than if he just stayed out of red states.

    There is one argument though, that if Bloomberg attacks Pryor it helps Pryor:

    Some analysts think that going after Pryor from the left on gun control could actually work to his political advantage in a general election.
    “Pryor could be so lucky to have people attacking him on [gun control],” Arkansas Democratic strategist and Talk Business columnist Michael Cook said before news of the Bloomberg group broke. “In some ways, that’s the best news for him, so he can say, ‘Look, I’m getting heat for standing up for your right to own guns.’
    ..that may sound good to some but it seems it is just as likely to alienate Dems (and turnout).

     Polls have shown that gun supporting Dems in red states also approve of better gun safety measures
         With voter participation in the 20%-30% rage (I'm just guessing here) it seems like a defeatist way to start out. Go for increasing voter turnout instead

     A better way:

    Instead of spending money on attack ads, another approach would be to funnel money into state-based, pro-gun control efforts to force the hands of senators such as Pryor, in conservative or pro-gun states.
    Let them face that music.

    And go for the untapped voters and promote a positive GOTV approach instead of going for the negative punative approach.

    Thx jamess

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