Former NYC mayor Bloomberg plans challenge to pro-gun lobby

NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he will spend $50 million this year on new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling gun-control supporters to the polls in the November midterm elections and beyond.


His new organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, plans to mobilize voters to back candidates and ballot measures supporting such causes as enhancing background checks for gun buyers, according to a news release. It will focus particularly on women voters, especially mothers. (AP)