Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Murphy: NRA political spending 'ineffective'

In a prepared press statement, , U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., released "a report on the National Rifle Association’s... ineffective political spending in the 2012 election."

"The report, which was developed using fundraising data from 16 contested 2012 U.S. Senate campaigns and the 2012 Presidential campaign, reveals that the NRA actually loses more races than it wins, and disproportionately spends money against Democrats," the statement said.

Further,  "This report is the first in a series of reports that Murphy will release on the ineffectiveness of the national gun lobby," the statement said.

“The NRA’s response to the tragic Sandy Hook shooting last month has been absolutely revolting and tone-deaf. It’s also been out of step with its own members, many of whom support common-sense anti-gun violence measures like universal background checks,” Murphy said, also in the prepared statement. “This report starts to debunk the myth that if you cross the NRA, you have a political price to pay. We have to help Members of Congress understand that the NRA just isn’t what it used to be.”

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