Pride Fund re-endorses U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy

Pride Fund re-endorses U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy

Share this story: ORLANDO | Pride Fund to End Gun Violence announced its re-endorsement of U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Winter Park, July 12. Murphy has served Florida’s 7th Congressional District since her 2016 election in which she beat 12-term Republican incumbent John Mica. Murphy’s district covers all of Seminole County and a portion of northern Orange County, which includes Winter Park and most of downtown Orlando. Pride Fund is America’s only LGBTQ Political Action Committee (PAC) that centers solely on preventing gun violence, according to a July 12 press release. “Our government’s inability to address gun violence is one of the main reasons I ran for Congress, and my victory would not have been possible without the endorsement and support from the Pride Fund,” Murphy said in the release. “I am honored to once again earn their support as we keep fighting for LGBTQ equality and commonsense gun safety reforms that reduce gun violence and save lives.” Pride Fund was founded by Jason Lindsay , a gay Iraq War veteran, after the June 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting left 49 people dead. The release states Murphy received Pride Fund’s full support in 2016, with the organization maxing out its direct PAC financial contribution and running a Super PAC independent expenditure campaign highlighting Mica’s association with the National Rifle Association. “Pride Fund endorsed Murphy for re-election because she stands for the core principles of Pride Fund — advancing commonsense gun reform and LGBTQ equality,” the release states. Lindsay referred to Murphy […]

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