Do midterm election results show NRA losing grip on American politics?

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Though Wisconsin leaned conservative in the 2016 presidential election, it’s recently been siding with candidates that were poorly rated by the NRA. Of the 11 candidates the NRA endorsed during Wisconsin’s midterm elections, only five won their race — and one endorsed candidate, Jim Sensenbrenner, was running unopposed. > Badger Herald

The NRA keeps writing checks, but some Republicans aren’t cashing them

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman and congressional candidate Bryan Steil are among those who have left NRA checks uncashed. It’s something that rarely happened before Parkland. > Mother Jones

Newt Gingrich backs Leah Vukmir, joining NRA, Paul Ryan, Sean Duffy

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has joined a growing group of influentials supporting Wisconsin GOP Senate primary candidate Leah Vukmir, stating that “President Trump needs more fighters like Leah.” > Washington Examiner

Complaint alleges NRA used shell company to unlawfully coordinate with Johnson’s campaign

A complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission alleges the National Rifle Association violated U.S. law by using a common vendor to illegally coordinate with Ron Johnson’s 2016 campaign and three other Senate campaigns. > Wisconsin Gazette

NRA endorses Leah Vukmir in U.S. Senate race

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The NRA’s Political Victory Fund endorsed a candidate in Wisconsin’s competitive Republican Senate primary election on Tuesday, boosting Leah Vukmir’s bid to take on incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin this November. > Washington Examiner

NRA opponents hoping to build on Supreme Court victory in the fall

A poll suggests a message highlighting the gun rights group’s support for Michael Screnock may have contributed to Rebecca Dallet’s victory Tuesday. > Wisconsin State Journal

Ryan targeted by ad from Gabby Giffords’ gun safety group

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The gun safety group co-founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has launched its first ad targeting House Speaker Paul Ryan. The new online ad accuses Ryan of blocking attempts to strengthen gun laws, failing to protect people from gun violence, and being a top recipient of contributions from the gun lobby. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel