The Politico reports the NRA will be spending over $11 million in a host of tight races nationwide, supporting gun rights allies and punishing those who have voted for or signed restrictive gun control measures. In Washington State, money is being spent not only to defeat the ballot initiative Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates and other billionaire nanny-state advocates are spending millions to pass, but also to punish some anti-gun politicians deemed vulnerable.
(The Politico) – The National Rifle Association has reserved $11.4 million for its initial fall advertising campaign and will begin airing its first TV commercials Wednesday in three Senate races crucial to determining which party controls the chamber next year.
The gun rights group, which outlined its fall priorities exclusively for POLITICO Campaign Pro, said it plans to spend much more than the initial outlay during the final weeks before the midterm elections.
Colorado’s Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper is also the beneficiary of $1.3 million in NRA love, and more ads will run in Arkansas, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Iowa and Louisiana.