Gun control group rolls out House endorsements

Gun control group rolls out House endorsements
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Everytown for Gun Safety rolled out its first round of House endorsements on Thursday, committing to double down on its effort to protect what it has dubbed a “gun sense majority” in the lower chamber.

The 58 endorsements, which were released exclusively to The Hill, mark the first round of the group’s $60 million electoral program.

The list includes Rep. Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathRouda passes on bid for redrawn California seat, avoiding intraparty battle with Porter Four states to feature primaries with two incumbents in 2022 Planned Parenthood endorses nearly 200 House incumbents ahead of midterms MORE (D) in Georgia’s 6th District, Rep. Jason CrowJason CrowCO lawmakers ask DOJ to investigate police's knowledge about alleged shooter Democrats look back on Jan. 6 with emotion Jan. 6 brings Democrats, Cheneys together — with GOP mostly absent MORE (D) in Colorado's 6th District, Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-PowellDebbie Mucarsel-PowellDemocrats face bleak outlook in Florida Nation's fraught politics leads to fear, scars and exits 'Blue wave' Democrats eye comebacks after losing reelection MORE (D) in Florida’s 26th District and Rep. Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsAbortion rights group endorsing 12 House Democrats Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Vulnerable House Dems push drug pricing plan Vulnerable House Democrats warn not to drop drug pricing from package MORE (D) in Kansas’s 3rd District.

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The group’s senior political adviser, Charlie Kelly, said Everytown’s priority is to defend a number of incumbents facing contested races in an effort to defend the pro-gun control majority in the House.

“Time and again, this gun sense majority in the House has made it absolutely clear, and made gun safety a priority,” Kelly said. “It’s important that we keep the leadership of the chamber and that gun sense majority.”

Everytown also says it plans to go on the offensive, focusing on historically red states and districts, including Texas.

“Texas is going to be a huge focus for us,” Kelly said. “The gun sense majority effort there is huge both in the state House and in the U.S. House.”

Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) in the 21st District and Gina Ortiz Jones in the 23rd District are among the group’s challenger endorsements.

Everytown has jumped into the electoral fray, launching efforts in a number of states, including Texas and Arizona.

The group rolled out a $250,000 ad campaign earlier this month, focusing on Republican-held House seats in Texas. The group also announced plans earlier this month to spend at least $5 million in Arizona ahead of the state's highly contested Senate race and the general election.

The full list of Everytown’s House endorsements is Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.); Hiral Tipirneni, who is running in Arizona's 6th District; Rep. Mike ThompsonCharles (Mike) Michael ThompsonVirginia Democrat introduces tax credit for electric commercial vehicles House Democrats introduce bill to close existing gun loopholes and prevent mass shootings Giffords group unveils gun violence memorial on National Mall MORE (D-Calif.); Rep. Josh Harder (D-Calif.); Rep. TJ Cox (D-Calif.); Rep. Gil CisnerosGilbert (Gil) Ray CisnerosMORE (D-Calif.); Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.); Rep. Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaRouda passes on bid for redrawn California seat, avoiding intraparty battle with Porter Overnight Energy & Environment — California lawmakers clash over oil spill California Democrats blast offshore drilling in oil spill's wake MORE (D-Calif.); Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.); Crow; Rep. 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Sean CastenSean CastenMaryland Democrat experiencing mild symptoms after positive COVID-19 test House Democratic conference postponed due to COVID-19 New York Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 with 'minor' symptoms MORE (D-Ill.); Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, who is running in Illinois's 13th District; Rep. Lauren UnderwoodLauren UnderwoodLobbying world Each state's population center, visualized Maternal and child health legislation must be prioritized now MORE (D-Ill.); Christina Hale, who is running in Indiana's 5th District; Davids; Rep. 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Susan WildSusan WildThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Marking the Jan. 6 'chaos and carnage' Overnight Defense & National Security — Nation marks 1 year since Capitol riot House passes bill to strengthen shipping supply chain MORE (D-Pa.); Rep. Matt CartwrightMatthew (Matt) Alton CartwrightNew York House Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 Dearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized With Build Back Better, Dems aim to correct messaging missteps MORE (D-Pa.); Eugene DePasquale, who is running in Pennsylvania's 10th District; Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.); Rep. Joe CunninghamJoseph CunninghamMace chief of staff steps down during turbulent week Pediatrician unveils challenge to GOP's Mace in South Carolina 'Blue wave' Democrats eye comebacks after losing reelection MORE (D-S.C.); House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.); Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Texas); Davis; Sri Kulkarni, who is running in Texas's 22nd District; Ortiz- ones; Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas); Rep. 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