Former Illinois Rep. Debbie Halvorson wants ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat in Congress. So do 16 other people. But the Democrat says she’s getting hammered by her own party over her pro-gun rights views.
Halvorson, who had served in the House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011 and lost to Jackson in a 2012 Democratic primary, says she’s being targeted by a super PAC funded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“I’m the only (candidate) who cannot be rubberstamped, I’m the only one who can’t be controlled,” she told Fox News.
The Independence USA PAC released two ads this week against Halvorson, warning voters to “watch out” for her because of her “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. One ad, which airs on cable and broadcast television stations, goes on to list several gun control measures Halvorson voted against.
Remember this isn’t a partisan issue, but a civil rights one. Illinois has lost not one but TWO court battles against their anti-gun policies, and even tho their laws are illegal, they want them to stay in place!
This isn’t anti-gun but anti-freedom. The current Democrat leadership is like the old Democrat leadership of the Jim Crow South, doing all they can to deprive rights from those they don’t like!