Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Local and national Democrats are mobilizing against former congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, the front-runner for next week’s Democrat primary in Illinois’ special congressional election. The special election is to fill the term of disgraced Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who recently pled guilty to campaign fraud. Halvorson has run afoul of the current Democrat dogma on guns, staking out a strong position in support of gun rights.
Halvorson supports universal background checks and gun registration, but opposes a ban on “assault weapons.” Up until a few months ago, this would have been a fairly mainstream Democrat position on guns. In the wake of Obama’s push for stricter gun control measures, however, it has become heresy for most of the party. Not only are outside interests, like Michael Bloomberg’s SuperPac, targeting Halvorson with millions of dollars worth of negative ads; local party officials are trying to pressure other candidates to get out of the race to improve their chances of defeating her.
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