Sheriff David Clarke Beats Bloomberg's Money, Defeats Anti-Gun Opponent
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel Journal has Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) defeating challenger Milwaukee police lieutenant Chris Moews by nearly 5 percent.
According to the Sentinel, Clarke garnered 52 percent of the vote to Moews' 48.
This percentage is slightly less than that with which Clarke won in 2000 -- when he beat Moews by six points -- but the August 12 victory comes after Michael Bloomberg dumped $150,000 into the race against Clarke.
Other liberal groups, like the Greater Wisconsin Committee, funneled approximately $400,000 into the race against Clarke.
Clarke raised the ire of gun rights opponents in January 2013 when he asked Milwaukee County citizens to get familiar with a firearm they could use to defend their lives during the time that passes between calling 911 and police arrival.
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