As gun control proponent Gabby Giffords gets more “aggressive” in her push for gun control candidates, at least one of those candidates is distancing herself from the ads Giffords is running.
New Hampshire’s WMUR 9 ABC reports that though incumbent Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH 1st District) is thoroughly in favor of gun control, the tone of attack in Giffords’ new ad is simply too much for her. The video on the outlet’s website clearly demonstrates Shea-Porter’s desire to move away from being associated with the former representative’s ad.
According to the National Journal, Carol Shea-Porter has “flatly denied any association” with the ads against Republican challenger Frank Guinta (R). Giffords’ group–Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)–is running the ad.
The ad attacks Guinta for his pro-Second Amendment stand in much the same way Giffords’ group has been attacking the pro-Second Amendment stand of Martha McSally (R) in Arizona’s District 2.
Guinta continues to embrace the Second Amendment and says Congress should be finding ways to defend it, rather than taking it apart after the fashion of Giffords and Shea-Porter.
Said Guinta, “I think we’ve got to find ways to respect the Second Amendment, those 27 words in the Constitution,” according to WMUR.
Real Clear Politics has NHD1 listed as a “toss up” in which Guinta currently leads.
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