Gun control groups are desperate to swing Congress to the Democrat side of the fence. After all, it’s unlikely that the Republican Party will side with them, which means their only hope is to turn both chambers of Congress blue. Even then, it’s unlikely any gun control would be forthcoming, but at least then they have something approaching a chance.
It’s so vital to them that an anti-gun PAC is going to drop a big chunk of change in hopes of making gun control reality.
The group said they are targeting Republican House incumbents Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash. 5th), Jason Lewis (Minn. 2nd), Mimi Walters (Calif. 45th), John Faso (N.Y. 19th), Steve Knight (Calif. 25th), Don Bacon (Neb. 2nd), Vern Buchanan (Fla. 16th), Barbara Comstock (Va. 10th), Mike Coffman (Colo. 6th), and Pete Sessions (Texas 32nd). The group said they would also target Wisconsin’s first district in the wake of Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement.
The Nevada Senate race between Republican senator Dean Heller and Democrat challenger Jacky Rosen was the only Senate race among the dozen the group said it would target.
Frankly, it’s difficult to tell. I could look at polls. But, after seeing how wrong the polling was in 2016 and on the UK’s Brexit, I’m not sure you can completely trust them at this point.