Bloomberg has a story about the “Paltry” Democrat freshman class, whose only lawmaker elected is Gary Peters of Michigan.
Michigan is a good example of why the efforts to repeal the 17th Amendment makes clear sense. The framers of the constitution intended for senators to be picked by the legislatures of the respective states, and for the past four years in Michigan and for the future four years, Michigan will be dominated by Republicans. If the 17th Amendment had never been instituted a hundred years ago by progressivist constitution destroyers, it is highly unlikely that Michigan would have either Debbie Stabenow or the newly elected Gary Peters as senators, since they are both Democrats.
But to truly understand who the voters of Michigan picked as their newest Senator, you really do not need to go any further than Bloomberg.
After leaving elected office as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, the anti-Second Amendment billionaire, has been working to be the counterweight to the NRA. He is the founder and owner of Bloomberg LP. He means business on gun control, and flexed his muscle in the 2014 elections by contributing over $20 million dollars. It is worth noting that he did not spend his money for short term gain alone, he is in it for the long haul, spending $50 million to start a grassroots gun control network called Everytown that claims to be for gun safety, but it is for gun control. Above education, above immigration, gun control is Bloomberg’s number one issue, and he is focusing all of his attention and resources toward it. As he told the New York Times, “You have to be careful if there’s two issues you care about, and they’re good on one, bad on the other, what do you do? And I think you’ve got to pick your issue. In our case, my case, it’s guns,” he told the New York Times. “I care very much about immigration. But guns are the No. 1 thing.”