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Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Rep. Angie Craig and Dan Feehan for U.S. House


Rep. Angie Craig and Dan Feehan Are Gun Sense Champions Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in Congress

New Polling Shows Americans’ Support for Gun Safety Measures Has Surged Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Dan Feehan for Congress in Minnesota’s first congressional district and Congresswoman Angie Craig for Congress in Minnesota’s second congressional district. Each of these candidates received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.

 Rep. Angie Craig has championed gun safety in the U.S. House, including voting for H.R. 8, which would require background checks on all gun sales, and H.R. 1112, which would address the “Charleston Loophole.” Dan Feehan is running on a gun safety platform that includes support for background checks on all gun sales and other common-sense gun safety measures.

“The data makes one thing crystal clear — gun safety is going to be a winning issue in each and every competitive race this year,” said Charlie Kelly, senior political advisor for Everytown for Gun Safety. “These endorsements are the first step in our election efforts, which will be a devastating one-two punch, combining unprecedented resources and unmatched grassroots energy to send gun sense candidates from across the country to Washington.” 

“We worked hard to elect Representative Craig in 2018 because we knew she’d be a champion for gun sense,” said Lana Slavitt, a volunteer with the Minnesota chapter of Moms Demand Action. “We’ll work just as hard this election season to re-elect her and send Dan Feehan to Washington with her.”

New voter research shows that voters in Minnesota support stronger gun safety laws by a 5:1 margin. Polling released last week demonstrates the surging intensity of Americans’ support for common-sense gun safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, with a significant majority of Americans viewing background checks on all gun sales and disarming domestic abusers “more important” now than before the pandemic began.  

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund plan to spend at least $60 million on the 2020 elections — double what they spent during the 2018 elections, and more than any gun safety opponent, including the NRA, reported spending on the 2016 elections.