Gabby Giffords’ “super” PAC spent almost $11 million in this year’s election races, trying to get anti-gun politicians elected.
How did they do?
They couldn’t even hold her former Congressional seat – that’s just how (not so) popular she is and how influential her “super” PAC really is.
So, after flushing $11 million down the toilet, what is Gabby Giffords now pledging to do?
Why, double down, of course!
Gabrielle Giffords’ group: We’ll push gun debate in 2016
(Politico) – Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ anti-gun violence super PAC spent $10.6 million in the midterms and won barely won half of its contests — but the group is already preparing for 2016 and plans to get involved in the GOP presidential primaries.
The group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, faces a steep task: Gun control has hardly registered as an issue on the campaign trail, there’s strident opposition to possible restrictions from the Republican base, and the pro-gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association, remains formidable.
But ARS is convinced it can change the narrative, and it points to its $250,000 investment in data and analytics in 2014 as a major advantage for next cycle. The group has already built a substantial voter file, including in the critical presidential states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
It’s unknown if Gabby is doing this because she needs the money – and shutting down Americans for Responsible Solutions would end her gravy train – or if she was really so mentally confused to believe more of the same won’t get a similar result.
She was shot in the head, after all, so we’re unsure.