The nation’s largest gun rights group has shoveled $36 million into this year’s election cycle in federal races leading up to November.
Picking and choosing where to invest their funds for the best outcome at the ballot, donations to targeted candidates from the National Rifle Association would seem to be focused on two goals: keeping Hillary Clinton away from the White House, and maintaining Republican control of the Senate.
As detailed by the Center for Responsive Politics, the NRA through its Institute for Legislative Action and PAC organizations, have spent some $35,987,211 on federal elections as of Oct. 6 filings.
The lion’s share of the spending, $21.6 million, has gone to either support Donald Trump as a candidate, or blast Hillary Clinton. The funds have gone to a series of ad buys, primarily in battle ground states that are seen as being up for grabs. These include one in