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2012 Campaign Contributions by the NRA in the 2012 election cycle

Matheson, Jim (D-UT)    $6,950
Dingell, John D (D-MI)    $5,000
Ross, Mike (D-AR)         $5,000 (GONE)
Barrow, John (D-GA)    $4,950
Holden, Tim (D-PA)    $4,950 (GONE)
Shuler, Heath (D-NC)    $4,950 (GONE)
Chandler, Ben (D-KY)    $4,000 (GONE)
Bishop, Sanford D Jr (D-GA)    $3,650
Critz, Mark (D-PA)    $3,500 (GONE)
Hochul, Kathleen (D-NY)     $3,000 (GONE)
Kissell, Larry (D-NC)    $3,000 (GONE)
Michaud, Mike (D-ME)    $3,000
Ryan, Tim (D-OH)         $3,000
Schrader, Kurt (D-OR)   $3,000
Altmire, Jason (D-PA)     $2,500 (GONE)
Baca, Joe (D-CA)         $2,500 (GONE)
Cardoza, Dennis (D-CA)    $2,500
Peterson, Collin C (D-MN)    $2,500
Cuellar, Henry (D-TX)     $2,000
Kind, Ron (D-WI)         $2,000
McIntyre, Mike (D-NC)     $2,000
Rahall, Nick (D-WV)     $2,000
Walz, Timothy J (D-MN)     $2,000
Higgins, Brian M (D-NY)     $1,000
Lujan, Ben R (D-NM)     $1,000
Owens, Bill (D-NY)    $1,000

Manchin, Joe (D-WV)     $4,500

The NRA gives the vast majority of their money to GOP candidates, but these are the 27 that received money this past cycle.  I am not saying we need to target them or anything, I am personally just going to e very interested in how they vote on the upcoming gun issues.  Obviously they got the money because they have shown some sympathies to the RKBA, but will these folks be receptive to reasonable gun legislation or not? I will e watching with interest

UPDATED: Thanks to the several commenters who reminded me that these guys are not all coming back.  Pretty dumb of me not to even check that.

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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  •  Mostly Blue dogs (2+ / 0-)
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    General Goose, pistolSO

    and a lot of them lost.

    Tim Walz is a good legislator and a hunter. He has generally been a reliable democratic vote on a whole range of issues. The candidates the GOP runs against him are generally wacko types.

  •  I count 8 on that list that won't be in Congress (3+ / 0-)

    come 1/3/13.

  •  Yeah, a lot of these are gone now (4+ / 0-)

    Ross, Holden, Shuler, Chandler, Critz, Hochul, Kissell, Altmire and Baca.

    Only 12 NRA recipients left, excluding successful challengers.

    British guy with a big interest in US politics; -1.88, -4.05. A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar. The bartender says "Hey Mitt".

    by General Goose on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:51:12 AM PST

  •  Ron Kind is my congressman (1+ / 0-)
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    He is a very, very smooth speaker.  Usually he votes the right way.  But....  I have been talking with him via email and calling his office.  There is no clear indication of his intent regarding to NRA.

    I am also a gun owner and have told him so.  I also want to get to reasonable rules.  Few hunters would want a clip that holds more than 10 bullets.  Fewer hunters would want anyone to get their hands on guns or ammo without some background checks.

    The idea of someone on a watch list being able to get guns or ammo is crazy.

    I am also looking at the mental health issue.  We can't just dump each of these troubled people into the category of disease but we need to try to find them help early.

    •  Kind better watch his left (0+ / 0-)

       I also am concerned over Kind. He'd be the most logical person to get Scott Walker run out of office in 2014,  but his occasional corporatist votes and NRA ties are very concerning. If he doesn't vote the right way on guns, and refuse to vote against Social Security cuts (and he's making noises about how "we have to make a deal."), we have to start thinking about primarying this guy.

         Or, if he chooses wisely, we'll remember that too, and will be strongly behind him if he decides to step up and challenge Walker (or who am I kidding? We'll back anyone strongly against Gov, Dropout). So do the right thing, Ron.

  •  Just for the record, (0+ / 0-)

    there is only ONE Texas Democrat on that list.

    There are only nine Dem. reps from Texas (out of 36!):

    Henry Cuellar
    TX - 28th District

    Lloyd Doggett
    TX - 25th District

    Charlie Gonzalez
    TX - 20th District

    Al Green
    TX - 9th District

    Gene Green
    TX - 29th District

    Ruben Hinojosa
    TX - 15th District

    Sheila Jackson Lee
    TX - 18th District

    Eddie Bernice Johnson
    TX - 30th District

    Silvestre Reyes
    TX - 16th District

    I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 11:02:48 AM PST

  •  Schrader, Kurt (D-OR) $3,000 (0+ / 0-)

    Oregon Kossacks, this gentleman needs to hear from his constituents. I live in Oregon, but in the 1st District.

    Schrader represents the 5th District. He may be surprised to hear from constituents opposing the NRA and its agenda about this issue.

    "We will find fulfillment not in the goods that we have, but in the good we can do for each other." ~ RFK

    by paz3 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:58:09 PM PST

  •  None in VA (0+ / 0-)

    It's worth noting that even though the Commonwealth of Virginia is the home of the NRA (just south of Reston, in fact), none of the D's mentioned on the list hail from here.

    Progress is a continuum, not a light switch.

    by Paradox13 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 01:04:13 PM PST

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