Giffords Endorses Maggie Hassan for the US Senate
WASHINGTON, DC — Giffords PAC, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced today it is endorsing Senator Maggie Hassan for re-election to the US Senate. Senator Hassan is a proud supporter of gun violence prevention and has a strong record of pushing for commonsense measures that will prevent gun violence.
Senator Hassan was first elected to the US Senate to represent New Hampshire in 2016, winning one of the most competitive races in the country by just 1,017 votes. The race was seen, in part, as a referendum on gun safety. She is only the second woman in US history to have been elected as both Governor and Senator.
Giffords PAC has previously endorsed Senator Hassan, and spent $2.5 million in the 2016 Senate race to get her elected. Giffords PAC ran ads calling out Senator Hassan’s opponent for voting against closing background check loopholes, a measure that was supported by 89% of likely New Hampshire voters at the time.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
“Senator Maggie Hassan is a passionate, committed public servant in the fight to save lives from gun violence. During her time in the Senate, she has been a champion of the commonsense gun safety legislation we so desperately need to end this senseless epidemic. The people of New Hampshire elected Maggie to the Senate in 2016 because they knew she’d never stop fighting on their behalf, and she’s held up her end of the bargain. We must re-elect Maggie Hassan to the Senate to secure our gun safety majority and finally enact the change that the vast majority of Americans want. I am so proud to endorse her in her re-election bid.”
US Senate Candidate Maggie Hassan:
“Gabby Giffords’ fearless advocacy and her faith that our democracy can and must take action to prevent gun violence has been an inspiration to me and so many others across New Hampshire. It is an honor to have earned Giffords endorsement and to work together to push for common sense gun safety legislation that will protect Americans from senseless acts of gun violence.”
Senator Hassan has a longstanding commitment to keeping America safe, secure, and free. As part of that commitment, she has strongly supported meaningful, commonsense gun safety policies. The Senator has pushed for requiring background checks for all gun sales, encouraging states to pass extreme risk laws, and banning high-capacity magazines. She has supported legislation that will close a dangerous loophole that currently allows domestic abusers to own lethal weapons. And she has worked across the aisle to push for more funding to improve the federal background check system and enforcement of gun laws. Senator Hassan is committed to finding solutions that will keep our communities safe, prevent senseless acts of gun violence, and save lives. Giffords PAC is proud to endorse her reelection.
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