Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg is preparing a Virginia style takeover in Texas. Bloomberg has pledged $8 million to support various democratic candidates running for both federal and state office in the gun-friendly state. During the Virginia takeover, Bloomberg spent $2.5 million to break 26-year GOP domination of the state legislature. The billionaire affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety has pledged to spend $60 million across the country to support various Democratic candidates running for both state and federal posts.
The main areas on the billionaire’s crosshairs are Houston and Dallas metropolitans and mostly areas in the north. The group intends to target young people and women in urban areas who they anticipate would swing the votes in their favor. In the house of representatives, Everytown for Gun Safety targets at least nine seats to secure a majority. The group also focuses on bolstering various democratic incumbents facing re-election such as Lizzie Fletcher and Colin Allred.
The gun-control group anticipates tough re-election campaigns from Republican candidates due to the ongoing gun control debate because most voters in Texas are gun owners. The group is receiving additional support from other gun control groups such as Moms Demand Action. The group intends to deploy over 400,000 volunteers to register voters as well as carry out campaigns for the Democratic candidates.
“We believe Texas can be the next emerging battleground, with gun safety as the tipping point,” Shannon Watts.
“We’ll be bringing financial resources to bear, as well as an unprecedented grassroots army to engage on the ground as well,” said Chris Carr, who serves as Everytown for Gun Safety political director.
Gun rights groups have sounded an alarm over the Democrats conspiracy to take over the state and turn it into another liberal confusion like Virginia. Support for gun rights remains strong despite a few incidents involving shootings in the state. The legislature passed various laws to expand gun rights after the shootings in Odessa. Capitalizing on mass shootings to earn voters empathy may not work in Texas.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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