Tell that to the disHonorable John Morse, the President of Colorado’s state senate. Or Angela Giron.
Both lost their recall elections in Colorado which were little more than referenda on their support for gun control. They lost badly.
Or the Colorado state Senator Hudak chica who, facing recall, resigned instead of facing a referendum on her support for gun control.
Now this minor league campaign manager is blowing his own horn that his particular race was a referendum on gun control?
Bless his heart.
Support for gun control helped a candidate win in Virginia
By Kevin O’Holleran
Kevin O’Holleran managed Mark Herring’s campaign for Virginia attorney general.
(Washington Post) – Political conventional wisdom has it that in a purple state, such as Virginia, support for gun-safety legislation is best played down. As manager of Mark Herring’s campaign for attorney general, I got a lot of advice. One of the things I heard most frequently was that we should soft-pedal his strong record and advocacy for sensible gun legislation. It would hurt us outside of Northern Virginia and wasn’t a voting issue within the Beltway, I was told.
Like much conventional wisdom, this was wrong — and we not only ignored this advice but did the opposite.
…Those perpetuating the conventional wisdom should take notice: In the end, voters were calling out for action on gun violence, and they flocked to the candidate who offered progress and a sensible, mainstream approach to protecting Virginians.