BET Political Wire: Gun Control Versus Gun Rights

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Busted

Even though New York City Republicans are kind of hard up for a mayoral candidate, state Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, thought it would be a good idea to pay a "pretty penny" to bribe his way onto the GOP ballot. After an FBI sting operation that led to his arrest on April 2, the Black lawmaker is probably now wishing he'd hatched a more sensible plan.
 
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