The actual number is $1,253,000, which was the combined total spent supporting Marsha Blackburn and attacking opponent Phil Bredesen during the Tennessee US Senate race. See more here (via @teamtrace): https://t.co/eOikbqYgs3
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) November 8, 2018
Critical factor. The modern suburban Republicans voted in lockstep with the NRA, in contrast with their counterparts in the 1990s, many of whom backed Clinton on gun measures. That caught up with them this year https://t.co/gG5WJ0sRLK
— Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) November 9, 2018
You wanna know how the politics of guns has changed?
The #NR8 campaign raised $1 million for 8 swing races where:
(a) incumbent Republican was A rated by NRA
(b) Dem candidate ran strong on anti-gun violence message
With Harder’s win, all 8 of the NR8 candidates won https://t.co/jOgRWBg1OS
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 14, 2018
The NRA—for decades one of the country’s most formidable electoral machines—suffered a major breakdown at the ballot box on Nov. 6. In race after race, Republican candidates w/ NRA grades of A or A+ lost to Democrats who ran hard on gun-safety credentials. https://t.co/nwKWzxxpIY
— Everytown (@Everytown) November 14, 2018
The NRA spent $25 million in 2014—the last midterm election—and nearly double that figure in 2016. But in the 2018 cycle, the group has spent a paltry $4.9 million.
— The Trace (@teamtrace) October 10, 2018
Did Republican Josh Hawley just win the Missouri senate seat with the help of an "elaborate scheme" by the NRA? https://t.co/1xIXy7GJOC
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) November 7, 2018