Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.
Republicans trying to fend off a Democrats blue wave this year are going to have do it without much aid from a longtime, deep-pocketed ally, the National Rifle Association.
At a time when it’s reeling from falling revenues, the NRA has drastically pulled back its financial support for GOP campaigns during this midterm cycle.
To date, the radical gun group has pledged just $1.6 million dollars to Republican campaign efforts this midterm election cycle. That’s compared to the $16 million the group poured into GOP coffers in 2014.
“That decline comes as the FBI investigates whether the group illegally received money from Russia to fuel its support of President Donald Trump during the 2016 election and as the group has seen a decline in dues that has deepened the group’s operating deficit,” McClatchy reports.…