Candidates backed by soon to be former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were rejected by voters across the country on Tuesday.
Mayor Jackie Holcombe was defeated in a North Carolina election after she attempted to get local stores to stop selling semi-automatic rifles. Gow Fields, another member of Bloomberg's coalition, fell to a challenger in Lakeland, FL. Mayor John Callahan, of Bethlehem, PA, was also dealt defeat, in what local papers are calling a "stunning upset."
Bloomberg’s injection of money into Virginia’s election were also ineffective, with speculation that Bloomberg’s gun ads actually hurt Democratic candidates in the state.