By Tom Knighton
Karen Mallard probably thought the publicity of her destroying her AR-15 would do wonders for her campaign. After all, as a Democrat in her primary, such an act was likely to appeal to her base on a visceral level. Further, her actions made headlines, which I suspect was part of the goal. After all, how else was she supposed to attract funds from outside of her district?
Well, she tried. She tried and failed. Spectacularly.
Karen Mallard, a teacher running a low-budget campaign to win the Democratic primary for Virginia’s 2nd U.S. House District, only picked up 37 percent of the vote on Tuesday against the better-funded Elaine Luria, a former Navy officer who runs a Norfolk art studio. With all precincts reporting, Luria grabbed 62 percent of the votes and will face Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor in November.
“Congratulations to Elaine Luria for winning the Democratic Primary tonight,” concededMallard. “Good luck in the General Election. I look forward to helping you defeat Taylor in November.”
While the gun control group allied with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown organization may have thrown their support behind Mallard, Luria got the nod from Democratic …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms