Gabrielle Giffords is using the last of the money from her congressional campaign account to launch a new gun control PAC that will make its first contributions to Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) (D-PA).
According to Politico, “the new entity will be called the Rights and Responsibilities PAC.” Money will be used to support Senators who supported the Manchin/Toomey gun bill earlier this year, beginning with Manchin and Toomey themselves.
Giffords’ congressional campaign already “gave money to Manchin a few months ago.” Prior to this, money for Manchin was raised at a July 22nd “$1,000 a plate fundraiser” sponsored by gun control proponent Michael Bloomberg.
Giffords’ new PAC also plans to support other Senators who voted for the Manchin/Toomey gun bill. These include Sens. Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) (R-Maine).
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