Everytown for Gun Safety, Florida Watch to ramp up spending in major state Senate races

Everytown for Gun Safety, Florida Watch to ramp up spending in major state Senate races

Image by Brett Hondow from Pixabay Everytown for Gun Safety , a national group pushing for additional gun regulation, is putting forward $100,000 for digital ads supporting Democratic candidates in three high-profile Senate races. The digital campaign will target open contests in Senate Districts 9, 20 and 39. Democrats are seeking seats currently under GOP control in all three districts. The money will come from Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund. The group is partnering on those ads with the progressive organization Florida Watch . In addition, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund is donating $50,000 to the Florida Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and another $10,000 to the Florida Democratic Party. The races in SD 9 and 39 are two of the highest-profile contests in the state. Democrats are likely stronger there than in SD 20, where Republican Danny Burgess is favored over Democratic challenger Kathy Lewis . In SD 9, Democrat Patricia Sigman is battling Republican Jason Brodeur to replace term-limited Sen. David Simmons . In SD 39, Democratic Rep. Javier Fernández is running against Republican Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez to succeed outgoing GOP Sen. Anitere Flores . The pro-gun control groups will use the ads to criticize Republicans for stalling on additional gun reforms. “Our public schools need better funding, support for teachers and a safe environment for our kids. But Ana Maria Rodriguez believes schools need guns and bullets, not books or raises for teachers,” says one ad targeting Rodriguez in SD 39. “Ana Maria Rodriguez […]

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