Skip to comments.Giffords’ gun control group will support Udall, may target Coffman
Posted on 06/04/2014 9:27:02 AM PDT by real saxophonist
Giffords gun control group will support Udall, may target Coffman
DENVER Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall is among the candidates that will get money this fall from Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control advocacy group founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.
The group, which expects to raise more than $20 million this year but hasnt indicated how much it plans to spend, may also go after Congressman Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, an opponent of gun control who is battling Democrat Andrew Romanoff in one of the tightest House races of the 2014 cycle.
While the group aims to counter the advertising from the National Rifle Association and other anti-gun control groups, its spending in Colorado may run counter to its goal of helping pro-gun control Democrats, given how the issue played out here in 2013 with three Democrats forced from office due to a recall movement sparked as part of a backlash to new gun control laws enacted by the Democratic legislature.
While Democrats at the Capitol fought hard to defend the new laws this year in response to GOP repeal efforts, theyd just as soon the gun control issue not be on voters minds this fall.
Americans for Responsible Solutions is backing a number of Democrats in competitive races who voted for the bipartisan legislation to tighten background checks last spring: Sens. Mary Landrieu, D-La., Kay Hagan, D-N.C. and Al Franken D-Minn.; and Reps. Ron Barber. D-Ariz., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, who is running for the Senate.
But the group is also backing Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine,whos favored for reelection, and Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., in a closely watched race.
LOL great. Udall certainly deserves the help of these professional gun grabbers. They are making a handsome living out of this.
“The group, which expects to raise more than $20 million this year.... “
With Giffords and her husband drawing 6-figure salaries of course.
YOU STOLE MY JOKE.
I looked around, didn’t see you anywhere and figured what the hell.
Ping because I stole YOUR joke.
Target him with what?
Should be just about as popular as an 0bama endorsement.
Actually, I don’t she qualifies for idiot. From what I’ve seen she can’t speak or read. It is my belief that anything that is attributed to her actually comes from her husband.
She draws very nice crayon pictures of flowers and faces.
Don't be so damned cruel.
My grand daughters do that too. My littlest one makes draws the most beautiful butterflies!
Maybe they should have their own movement and paid, gold-digging spokesperson to ‘interpret’ for them. :o)
Laz, you and Mulla Omar have to take a back seat to ... Jayster!
Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
this is just a lame effort of Kelly to find a political seat.
I’m betting Kelly is looking to take over McCain’s seat. Obviously, he wants to do something at the national level, and in the (hopefully) unlikely event that Udall gets reelected, he’d be glad to give Kelly an endorsement.
Oh yes, who could forget.