Bloomberg Holds $1,000-a-Plate Fundraiser for Manchin
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's fundraiser for fellow gun control advocate Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) came and went on July 22 with very little fanfare.
Manchin's Communications Director Jonathan Kott confirmed to Breitbart News that the Senator did attend the event, but beyond this, details are sketchy.
On July 11, Breitbart News reported that the event was planned to rake in $1,000 a plate for Manchin's campaign coffers. The normal contributors to those coffers began drying up when Manchin went from being a friend of the NRA to an advocate for gun control.
CNN reported that the fundraiser was scheduled for July 22 and that it would be held at Bloomberg's mansion. Tickets were being sold in advance.
Various outlets reported that Manchin refused to talk about the fundrasier; the The Register-Herald, located right in the heart of Manchin's constituency in Beckley, WV, reported that Manchin's office spent "nearly a week" refusing to answer questions on the event hosted by Bloomberg.
One thing Manchin has been willing to talk about is his plan to "absolutely" bring his gun control bill back up for another vote in the Senate.
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