Guns & Money - The Impacts of the NRA Spending in Elections

The Las Vegas Sun published an article that daylights the money taken by all of Congress as of February 2018. Even more insightful is how the NRA and the gun lobby spends money AGAINST candidates. Read all the way down their list to see how much money the NRA spent against Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Representative Bill Foster.

So how does this money impact our elections?
”According to opensecrets.org, gun rights interests have given about $42 million to candidates, parties and outside spending groups since 1989, with 89 percent of the funds contributed to candidates and parties going to Republicans. The NRA provided about $23 million of those funds. In the 2016 presidential campaign, the NRA spent at least $30.3 million, according to opensecrets.org: $10.6 million in support of Trump and $19.7 million to oppose Hillary Clinton.” Its not just about what one candidate receives, its also about how much they spend to oppose good candidates that believe in common sense gun control measures.

The head of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, made clear…in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., that preventing Democrats from controlling the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and White House was the key to protecting the right to bear arms….

The NRA’s clout — and money — could overshadow national efforts rekindled by students from Parkland, who have vowed to press for stricter gun laws as a way to end school shootings.”

They must be stopped. Help us make it clear to all of the IL 6th District that Peter Roskam answers to the NRA, not to his constituents.

Read the full article here: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/feb/23/guns-money-how-all-congress-affected-nra-money/

Mary Jo Mullen