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September 19, 2014

NRA Spends $466K To Highlight McAuliffe’s Support of Gun Control

The political action committee of the National Rifle Association has spent $466,000 on television and Internet advertising highlighting the gun control measures supported by Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s gubernatorial race.

The National Rifle Association of American Political Victory Fund reported it had September receipts of $1,059,520 and disbursements of $526,920, leaving $10,696,825 cash on hand as of 9/30. Most of the donors to the PAC were contributors giving $200 or less, totaling $926,572. In the first eight months of the year the PAC spent an average of $47,000 a month.

The PAC spent $466,273 on independent expenditures, including $406,627 on television advertising; $35,838 on Internet ads; and $23,808 on printing, postage, email alerts, and postcards. The PAC is using Starboard Strategic INc. for media buys.

The PAC also gave $41,950 to federal candidates and committees, including $4,950 to the campaigns of Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; $3,500 to Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.; $3,000 to Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark. (who has just announced he is retiring; and $2,500 to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif; among others.

  • MenotYou

    Bloomberg and other gun control organizations spent far more during the Colorado recall. They outspent gun rights organizations by far. Its time to accept the fact that the lack of support for gun control has nothing to do with the amount of money spent by the NRA and everything to do with the “will of the people”. If politicians on either side thought they would lose their jobs for opposing gun control they would not. The facts are politicians who vote for gun control get voted out. We all know what happened during the first assault weapons ban and we all know what happened in Colorado. No politician has ever lost their job for opposing gun control.

    • gma14

      Now we are about to rid ourselves of another cancer named Hudak!!!!

  • michaelwloos

    So?

  • Drake_Burrwood

    I give money to the NRA, Theh NRA-ILA,, and the NRA-PVF.. Why so each can do their seperate job.

  • DrowningInTheSeaOfRed

    The NRA doesn’t support the 2nd amendent. The NRA is about making money for gun manufacturers, retailers, and dealers. It is a hustle and a con and you’re the mark they send running to buy guns and ammuniton by sounding the alarm about an impending ban. The NRA and the real money behind them (It isn’t the membership) LOVE having a democrat in the WH. It makes it so easy to wind people like you up and le the money roll in.

    • MenotYou

      NRA sounded the alarm? I clearly remember Obama, Biden, Feinsten and others calling for a ban on semiautomatic firearms that resemble military firearms in appearance but function just like semiautomatic hunting rifles. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Anyone who fights against those who seek to destroy the 2nd amendment have my full support regardless of their motivations.

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