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    Default Texas is ‘the big target’ for gun safety group planning $8M campaign

    AUSTIN — Texas is a top target for gun safety groups that helped flip Virginia's state House blue last year — and they're planning to go big here, with one group announcing Wednesday it will spend three times what it spent in Virginia — at least $8 million — supporting candidates and buying ads.

    Everytown for Gun Safety, a Michael Bloomberg-backed group that pushes for expanded background checks, red flag laws and other measures, is plotting what its political director calls an “unprecedented financial and grassroots effort” to flip the Texas House, defend vulnerable freshmen Democrats in Congress and help Democrats take congressional seats in the suburbs. A memo detailing the plan, the group’s biggest state investment to date, was shared exclusively with Hearst Newspapers.

    “We believe that Texas, as it becomes younger and increasingly diverse, can be the next emerging battleground state with gun safety as the tipping point,” Chris Carr, the group’s political director wrote in the memo. “We believe there are opportunities to elect gun sense candidates up and down the ballot, from the statehouse to the U.S. Congress — and potentially even statewide.”

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/pol...g-15065596.php
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    Default Re: Texas is ‘the big target’ for gun safety group planning $8M campaign

    Grass roots, Bloomturd backed, and $8 million don't exactly go hand and hand with one another.


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