Michael Bloomberg's super PAC for gun reform is out with a second ad, above, against Illinois Democrat Debbie Halvorson. Her congressional campaign told us they objected to the first ad from Independence USA PAC because of this charge against Halvorson:
She co-sponsored legislation to allow some criminals to carry loaded, hidden guns across state lines.
The Halvorson campaign also told us that the Bloomberg folks were backing away from that accusation, and that they were making a new version of the ad without that line. When I asked the Bloomberg super PAC about it, they said that was not the case and they stood by what they'd said. And indeed their new ad comes with this line:
Halvorson even co-sponsored a bill that would allow some criminals to carry loaded, hidden guns across state lines.
They even turned that frame into the preview image on YouTube, so you see it even if you don't click play. The new spot will air in the district Halvorson wants to represent through February 17. The very crowded primary happens February 26. The pressure on Halvorson seems to be working, judging from the polls and from Bloomberg's willingness to invest in another round.