Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) pushed back against television ads from a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg encouraging lawmakers to support gun control bills.
“I don’t take gun advice from the mayor of New York City,” Pryor said in a statement. “I listen to Arkansans.”
The $12 million ad campaign, which depicts gun owners supporting background checks, is being run in conservative states represented by Democrats and states represented by Republicans who the group said, “they can most influence the upcoming Senate vote.”
Pryor, who is up for reelection next year, is one of a handful of Democrats believed to be unlikely to support gun-control legislation.