Gun Control Group To Spend $2 Million In Texas House Races

Gun Control Group To Spend $2 Million In Texas House Races

JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON/KUT NEWS Republican Sarah Davis, R-Houston, is one of 12 incumbents targeted by gun control advocacy group Everytown with $2.2 million in spending during the 2020 election. The gun control advocacy group Everytown is spending $2.2 million in races for the Texas House this fall, including three state representative races in the Houston area. Everytown will put out digital ads and direct mail to discourage voters from choosing Republican candidates in 12 seats. Democrats need to win nine state House races in all to take control of the chamber, which would give them influence over future legislation and redistricting. Everytown’s target races are Texas House districts 26; 64; 66; 67; 92; 94; 96; 108; 112; 121; 134 and 138. You can find your district here . Most of the races are in competitive suburban districts in Dallas-Fort Worth. But three of the races are in the Houston area: District 26 in Sugar Land, represented by Rick Miller; District 134 in Houston, represented by Sarah Davis; and District 138 in Houston, represented by Dwayne Bohac. Charlie Kelly, senior political advisor for Everytown, isn’t worried the effort may help oust some moderate Republicans who might be open to stricter gun laws . "The Republican-led state Legislature had plenty of opportunities to take action on gun safety," he said. "Instead, they’ve weakened gun laws across the board, even as Texans have faced four of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings." Those shootings include the 2019 shooting at a Walmart in El Paso […]

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