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

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

Republican State Rep. Angie Chen Button of Texas House district 112 in Dallas County is one of the incumbents the gun control group Everytown is trying to unseat. The gun control advocacy group Everytown is spending $2.2 million in races for the Texas House this fall, mostly in competitive suburban districts in Dallas-Fort Worth. 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 . 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 and a 2017 shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs. While some prominent Republicans like Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have expressed openness to more background checks, recommendations last year from Gov. Greg Abbott did not include them for all private sales. According to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll […]

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