Democratic Senators Who Voted Against Gun Control Under Heavy Attack From Anti Gun Groups
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According to a report on Business Insider, anti gun groups are already gearing up for the 2014 midterm elections.
Multiple groups are already targeting Democratic Senators who voted against the proposed background check legislation in the senate last week.
According to Business Insider,
…Progressive Change Campaign Committee has launched a six-figure ad buy against each of the four Democrats who voted against background checks — Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mark Begich of Alaska, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Max Baucus of Montana.
“When you vote against an overwhelming majority of your constituents, that won’t be met with silence,” Adam Green, the PCCC’s co-founder, told Business Insider in an interview last week. “That will be met with accountability.”
But Green wouldn’t go as far to threaten a primary challenge against any of the Senators who voted no on background checks…
“We are confident that when he sees polls showing that 79 percent of Montanans support common-sense background checks, he would do the right thing,” Green told Business Insider.
And Mayors Against Illegal Guns — the gun control Michael Bloomberg-backed group — announced this week that the group will also launch an extended ad buy targeting Pryor, who is up for re-election in 2014.
We also reported yesterday that Gabby Gifford’s and Mark Kelly’s new anti gun group is already targeting two of the senators with aggressive radio ads in their home states.
Between the NRA, GOA and these new anti gun groups, it is expected more PAC and campaign money will be spent on the gun debate during the 2014 midterm elections. Depending on the current events and issues between now and then, it is entirely possible the 2014 elections could be a referendum on gun control and could easily decide the future of gun rights in our country for the next 4-6 years.