Sen. Mark Pryor chafes at Bloomberg gun-control ads in Arkansas

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Sen. Mark L. Pryor, Arkansas Democrat, spoke out against New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s gun-control ads in his state.

“I don’t take gun advice from the mayor of New York City,” Mr. Pryor said in a statement. “I listen to Arkansans.”


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Mr. Bloomberg has rolled out a $12 million advertising blitz that will air during the next two weeks in 13 states, urging lawmakers to support background-check legislation.

The campaign is being run in conservative states represented by Democrats and states represented by Republicans who, Mayors Against Illegal Guns said, “can most influence the upcoming Senate vote,” Politico reports.

Mr. Pryor is one of a handful of Democrats believed to be unlikely to support gun-control legislation, Politico reports.

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