Bloomberg’s gun-control group ran an ad against the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate in his home state of Florida, featuring a pint-size cartoon character.
“Marco Rubio, a new Senator, but already looking past Florida, thinking of running for President,” the ad, released in April, stated. “And that has Rubio running to the right, opposing a bill on comprehensive background checks.”
But Bloomberg’s pro-immigration group has repeatedly praised Rubio’s work, including posting the excerpts of a positive story about Rubio titled “Rubio Shapes Immigration Into GOP Issue” to its website and hyping op-eds on its Facebook page.
The two groups, which are directed from New York’s city hall, appear to be working at cross purposes, with the stated mission of at least the gun group to unseat opponents of tougher gun laws.