Everytown pouring $10 million into midterms
By Chris Eger
Former New York Mayor Micheal Bloomberg formed Everytown as Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2006 and, largely from his own funds, supports its work today with an umbrella that includes groups such as Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action. (Photo: Micheal Bloomberg)
The national gun control organization backed by former New York Mayor Micheal Bloomberg is digging deep this election year.
The group, which has already endorsed incumbent Democrat Governors Andrew Cuomo in New York and Gina Raimondo in Rhode Island, announced Monday that they will be spending as much as $10 million in targeted races in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and New Mexico.
“The American people know gun safety isn’t a right-or-left issue — it’s a life-or-death issue that our leaders need to address immediately,” said John Feinblatt, Everytown’s president. “Voters of all stripes want stronger gun laws — and Everytown is going to redraw the electoral map in November.”
Among those Democrats — there are no Republicans or Independents– backed by the group are gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams in Georgia, Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan, Nevada’s Steve Sisolak, and Michelle Lujan Grisham in New Mexico. All of the endorsed candidates have run on strong anti-gun platforms to include expanded background checks, waiting periods,