Gun control group giving $1 million to Virginia Democrats
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A group that advocates for stricter gun laws says it will pump at least $1 million into state races in Virginia.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund is donating $450,000 to the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. It also plans to spend another $250,000 on campaign mailers to support him.
The group is also giving $300,000 to Attorney General Mark Herring for his re-election bid. The Democrat is facing attacks ads from the National Rifle Association.
The New York-based advocacy group is largely bankrolled by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Northam is opposed to concealed guns being carried without a permit. He also favors a ban on assault weapons, expanded background checks and a limit on handgun purchases each month.