The Chicago Tribune reports:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel voiced support on Twitter for Michael Bloomberg after the National Rifle Association purchased ad time to attack the former New York mayor's gun control work.Being an elitist is a small world , they have to look out for each other. Rahm and Mike protected by armed guards, but don't mind if you are killed by people who don't follow gun control laws.
"No leader has done more to help end gun violence than @MikeBloomberg. He deserves our praise, not the NRA's shameful attacks," according to a tweet this morning on Emanuel's official Twitter account.
The Chicago mayor's camp also said that he supports "Mike and the moms" in a retweet of a woman's message that the NRA should be worried about "millions of angry moms" in addition to Bloomberg.
USA Today announced this week that the NRA had launched an ad campaign aimed at driving up negative opinions of Bloomberg even though the former mayor is not running for office. Bloomberg has announced he will invest heavily in trying to build a grass-roots gun control organization to counter the political strength of the NRA.