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 McBathKatie Hill launches effort to protect Democratic majority in House Anti-abortion group targets Democrats ahead of 2022 Moderates revolt on infrastructure in new challenge for Pelosi MORE (D) in Georgia’s 6th District, Rep. Jason CrowJason CrowOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Afghan evacuation still frustrates Bipartisan momentum builds for war on terror memorial Democrats face full legislative plate and rising tensions 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 DavidsNorth Dakota Republican latest House breakthrough COVID-19 case Texas House Republican tests positive for coronavirus in latest breakthrough case Katie Hill launches effort to protect Democratic majority in House 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.

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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 Rouda'Blue wave' Democrats eye comebacks after losing reelection Former Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Republicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' MORE (D-Calif.); Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.); Crow; Rep. Jahana HayesJahana HayesKatie Hill launches effort to protect Democratic majority in House Bipartisan lawmakers highlight COVID-19 impact on mental health, addiction Overnight Health Care: White House acknowledges it will fall short of July 4 vaccine goal | Fauci warns of 'localized surges' in areas with low vaccination rates | Senate Finance leader releases principles for lowering prescription drug prices MORE (D-Conn.); Mucarsel-Powell; McBath; Rep. Abby FinkenauerAbby Lea FinkenauerGrassley announces reelection bid The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Grassley leads Finkenauer by 18 points in hypothetical matchup: poll MORE (D-Iowa); Rep. Cindy AxneCindy AxneKoch-backed group launches 7-figure ad blitz opposing .5T bill Watchdog: 7 members of Congress allegedly failed to disclose stock trades Business groups create new headache for Pelosi MORE (D-Iowa); Rep. 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