Skip to comments.Everytown Spent Record $2.5 Million to Flip Virginia Red to Blue
Posted on 11/08/2019 6:57:33 AM PST by rktman
Democrats in Virginia have a clear path to passing a slate of anti-gun legislation, thanks in large part to Everytown for Gun Safetys $2.5 million investment in 22 competitive races.
The results of yesterdays election gave Democrats majorities in both the House and the Senate, and Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has indicated a willingness to sign whatever gun control bills the legislature cooks up.
Tonight, the ground has shifted in Virginia government. The voters have spoken, and they have elected landmark Democratic majorities in both the Senate and the House of Delegates, Northam said in a statement. [Voters] want us to finally pass commonsense gun safety legislation, so no one has to fear being hurt or killed while at school, at work, or at their place of worship. I look forward to working with our new Democratic majority to make these priorities a reality. Together, we will build a stronger, more inclusive, and more just Commonwealth.
In a fundraising email obtained by GunsAmerica, Everytown for Gun Safety claims to have been the largest outside investor in the states elections. According to CNN, the gun-control group outspent the National Rifle Association 8 to 1 in the state.
The Bloomberg-funded group spent $1.3 million in digital and direct mail ads highlighting Virginia Republican candidates opposition to gun control, $538,000 in direct contributions to Democratic candidates, and $270,000 in district by district polling and battleground message testing.
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Im not versed in VA politics, but other than our President, the Republican party is asleep. No message. No voice. No platform. No agenda. No fight.
Pretty cheap. I’m thinking the Fed hiring of Obama was a bigger factor.
May their chains rest lightly upon them......................
We’ve lost the last 3 presidential elections there.
It’s actually a good thing. Concentrate all the crazies in one place....................
Keep telling that to yourself. Do you think they will stop at Virginia?
Thank you, I was just about to say something similar. And it isn't just VA, it's NY, CA, NC, probably all of New England. The virus is spreading, and the GOP doesn't seem to care (except for Trump, of course). Ronna Romney needs to be shown the door as she has had two straight bad election cycles that lacked a message of any type. Money isn't a problem, apparently, as the GOP is supposedly taking in a lot more than the 'Rats, but the RNC must be lining their pockets with that cash since they aren't doing anything with it.
The gop slept while the democrats worked. The RNC has plenty of money to counter the democrats money but clearly they were not interested.
I know progressives don’t care about the Constitution (Federal and state)——but that should not matter. Whether Democrat or Republican it doesn’t matter if the “citizens” want BS common sense gun laws, we are a Constitutional representative republic....period!The oath of the politician is to the constitution and then the constituents. Meaning if it’s Unconstitutional, then your feelings, all the polls, etc do NOT matter. No more of this nonsense, these are the treasonous scum. BTW, here’s the VA constitution on firearms-—
“That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; ”
No, they won’t but outside the big cities it will be much more difficult.
There were 30 non opposed seats in this election. The GOP was asleep at the switch...................
Massive civil disobedince is going on in CT, and Ny.
“Im not versed in VA politics, but other than our President, the Republican party is asleep. No message. No voice. No platform. No agenda. No fight.”
Very well said!!
Republitard Party leaders keep whistling while the Country burns!
They’re not called the Stupid Party for nothing!!
Biggest bunch of pussies there ever were!
NO FIGHT in em’
GO PDJT!!!! MAGA!
Chances are VERY high that a scumbag named George Soros had a stake in this.
The only way left to save Virginia is to drastically downsize the FedGov and carry out MASSIVE, MASSIVE FIRINGS of bureaucrats.
Not likely to happen in any of our lifetimes unfortunately.
“the Republican party is asleep. No message. No voice. No platform. No agenda. No fight.”
That’s because they only have the Presidency and the Senate. We have to give them back the House!” /sarc
gopE and conservatives ain’t the same. The gopE has gotten a lot of folks to supporting individual candidates but not the party as a ‘hole’.
I lived in Northern Virginia when you could see the beginning of the trend from red to blue. Influx of immigrants, expanding federal government with tons of employees. It definitely spread out from the DC area. I’ve moved since then but the left has been really targeting Virginia for a long time.
Even Bloomberg has had a eye on destroying the pro-2nd amendment culture in Virginia. For years he’s been pushing gun-control in Virginia, even claiming that smuggled arms in NYC have come from Virginia.
Sad that the article shows the NRA was outspent 8-1 when their headquarters is in Northern Virginia.
If it’s one thing I can say about the left, they are tireless and relentless in pushing their agenda, although it’s easy to maintain that level of passion when most of their activists don’t have to worry about 9-5 jobs and raising families.
What amazes me is the amount of money in non-profits and NGOs that seem to drive their agenda. They seem to have a never ending supply of it.
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