New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s ad buy in Virginia features an anti-Ken Cuccinelli ad that focuses on the issue of gun background checks, saying the Republican Attorney General opposed having them at gun shows and calling him “too extreme for Virginia.”
The blistering spot is part of a more than $1.2 million ad buy Bloomberg’s super PAC, Independence USA, is running in the Washington D.C. market in the closing two weeks of the race between Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is leading in polls.
With imagery of the gunmen in three recent shooting sprees, including the one at Virginia Tech, the ad’s narrator says, “The gun show loophole. It means anyone can buy a gun without a background check. The dangerously mentally ill. Criminals. Endangering our families.”