NRA breaks 15-year fundraising record

NRA breaks 15-year fundraising record
Head of the NRA Wayne LaPierre at CPAC. (Image: Screen grab via McClatchy)

[Ed. – And unlike the high-raising campaigns of Democrats since the 2016 election, most of the money comes from small-pocket donors, rather than from America’s 10 wealthiest Zip codes (e.g., support for the Democrats in the Georgia-06 and Alabama/U.S. Senate elections).]

The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund raised $2.4 million from March 1 to March 31, the group’s first full month of political fundraising since the nation’s deadliest high school shooting on Valentine’s Day, according to filings submitted to the Federal Elections Commission. The total is $1.5 million more than the organization raised during the same time period in 2017, when it took in $884,000 in donations, and $1.6 million more than it raised in February 2018.

The $2.4 million haul is the most money raised by the NRA’s political arm in one month since June 2003, the last month when electronic federal records were readily available. It surpasses the $1.1 million and $1.5 million raised in January and February 2013, the two months after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Most of the donations, $1.9 million of the $2.4 million total, came from small donors who gave less than $200.

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