Former Rep. Giffords’ Gun-Control Group Backs 11 Democrats in Upcoming Congressional Races

Posted: June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

CBS DC

WASHINGTON — A gun-control organization led by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, outlined plans Tuesday to support candidates in at least 11 congressional races this year who have backed efforts in Congress to enact stricter gun control laws.

Americans for Responsible Solutions said it will support a slate of nine Democrats and two Republicans in 2014 — and perhaps more. The group has raised about $14.5 million since it was founded in January 2013 and plans to spend money on television and online advertising and direct mail to help the list of mostly incumbent candidates.

“We need leaders who are ready to shatter the tired myth that you can’t be pro-gun rights and pro-gun violence prevention,” Kelly said in a conference call with reporters.

Giffords, D-Ariz., was severely wounded in a January 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people. The couple formed…

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