Now, the number of Democrats in the House with “A” ratings has fallen from 63 after the 2008 elections to three after the 2018 midterms. This makes the NRA’s political position more precarious. The group was once largely insulated from shifts in partisan control: It could block gun restrictions no matter which party controlled Congress and the White House. In the long term, the loss of the NRA’s Democratic buffer poses a threat to the group’s influence no matter what happens in the current gun control debate. Voters, meanwhile, are generally not punishing members of Congress who turn away from the NRA, making it a less threatening force in elections. The Times’ analysis looked at complete data on NRA ratings and endorsements for six election cycles, from 2008 through 2018. The group uses “A” ratings to signify consistent support for gun rights and opposition to restrictions; “F” ratings signify the opposite. The group … [Read more...] about The NRA has Trump. But it has lost allies in Congress.
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Infighting. Lawsuits. “Devastating” finances. Existential threats. Everything you need to know about the hot mess at the National Rifle Association Tim Dickinson, provided by Published 6:00 am PDT, Friday, May 3, 2019 Photo: REX/Shutterstock(6) Photo: REX/Shutterstock(6) Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: REX/Shutterstock(6) WTF Is Happening at the NRA, Explained 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Chaos broke out at the NRA’s annual convention in Indianapolis last week. The gun group’s figurehead president, Oliver North, backed by its longtime PR firm Ackerman McQueen, allegedly tried to oust the NRA’s powerful CEO, Wayne LaPierre. But LaPierre hit … [Read more...] about WTF Is Happening at the NRA, Explained
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Tim Ryan, who is best known outside Ohio for mounting a Democratic leadership challenge to Nancy Pelosi after his party lost the White House to Donald Trump, this week joined a crowded field of Democratic presidential aspirants who hope to take on Trump in 2020.Selling himself as a progressive with working class roots who can win back the voters of Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania who were key to Trump’s victory in 2016, the 45-year-old Ryan is positioning himself as a fresh face with new ideas to fix a broken system. Since 2003, Ryan has represented a safely Democratic district that includes parts of Summit, Portage, Mahoning, Trumbull and Stark counties. Over the years, he has flirted with bids for higher office whenever no Democratic incumbents were running for re-election for Ohio’s gubernatorial or U.S. Senate jobs. Now, he’s decided to seek the highest office in the land.Here’s a look at his record and some of the issues … [Read more...] about Rep. Tim Ryan on 10 issues: Where the newly minted presidential candidate stands
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print ADVERTISEMENT COLUMBUS — The battle over Ohio’s future offers two attorneys general who’ve made very different choices while in office and now offer sharp contrasts on health care, crime, abortion, guns, marijuana, and charter schools. It’s a rematch between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine, a battle Mr. DeWine narrowly won in the 2010 attorney general’s race. Mr. DeWine, 71, of Cedarville, has served as U.S. senator, congressman, lieutenant governor, Ohio senator, state representative, and Greene County prosecutor. His would-be lieutenant governor is Secretary of State Jon Husted. “As governor, I will bring people together to solve problems,” Mr. DeWine said last week in a TV ad seeking to close the deal with voters. “I will fight to give every child the chance to succeed,” he said. “We will bring more and better jobs to Ohio, and give hope … [Read more...] about Candidates in tight race for governor offer stark contrast
Protesters at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, DC, on March 24, 2018Jeff Malet/Newscom via ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. After the Parkland school shooting in February, student survivors issued an ultimatum to lawmakers: Stop accepting campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, or we’ll vote you out of office. It’s a threat that some GOP congressional candidates now seem to be taking seriously. According to a Mother Jones review of federal election filings, half a dozen Republicans—some of whom are facing hotly contested races—have returned or haven’t deposited recent donations from the NRA. That appears to be a remarkable change from 2016, when no congressional candidates refused money sent by the controversial gun rights group. Rep. Steve Knight, a vulnerable GOP incumbent who represents suburban Los Angeles county and has consistently received “A” ratings from the … [Read more...] about The NRA Keeps Writing Checks, But Some Republicans Aren’t Cashing Them