Some big news today out of North Carolina:
Cunningham has been racking up the endorsements. Like this one:
Brady PAC, one of the nation’s most prominent gun-control groups, wants to set the record straight about its position in the confusing North Carolina Democratic Senate primary.
The group, which is backing Democratic front-runner Cal Cunningham, this week sent out an urgent fundraising pitch pressing its supporters and donors to pony up for the cause. The move comes after a Republican group with fundraising ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last week spent $500,000 on a television ad backing Cunningham’s closest Democratic primary rival, state Sen. Erica Smith, as a way to bolster Smith’s campaign over Cunningham’s in the final days of the race.
“As a father of two, Cal knows the fear that parents experience when they drop their kids off at school and wonder if they will come home safe,” states a Brady PAC email fundraising pitch sent to the group’s list of thousands of supporters late last week. “That’s why he believes in protecting our communities by expanding background checks, banning the sale of high-capacity magazines, passing red-flag laws, and funding gun research.”
But there’s a curious aspect of the push. Cunningham, during his two years in the North Carolina state legislature, earned an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association, while Smith, who has spent more than twice as long in the state Senate, earned an F.
“We see [Cunningham] as a winner in North Carolina, and a winner in our movement,” Brian Lemek, Brady PAC’s executive director, explained to RealClearPolitics in an interview. “He served on the Governor’s Crime Commission and his positions have evolved on these issues. He now supports background checks, banning high-capacity magazines, funding gun violence research, and passing red-flag laws.”
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