Brady Endorsed Candidates | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Brady Endorsed Candidates

Below is a list of currently endorsed candidates for Federal office. All of these individuals have proven themselves champions on the issue of gun violence prevention and come November will begin to bring about much needed change in Washington:

Brady Endorsed Candidates

House candidates

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Brendan Boyle

Pennsylvania

House - 2nd District

"Gun violence is a national epidemic. I’ve fought to change our insane gun laws that make it far too easy to get a dangerous weapon. I’m proud that the Brady Campaign has endorsed me for my work and I won’t stop fighting until we pass common sense gun safety legislation."

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Gil Cisneros

California

House - 39th District

"My own family has been affected by the gun violence epidemic, and I refuse to let it affect families across our country any longer. We cannot let shootings in our country become the new normal and I promise to always push back against to the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. In Congress, I will fight for common sense gun legislation and support universal background checks, military-style assault weapons regulations, close gun show and domestic violence loopholes, and keep firearms out of our schools."

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Jason Crow

Colorado

House - 6th District

"I’ve had enough of empty promises and failed leadership from the politicians we trust to keep us safe. Inaction is not an option. It’s time for commonsense gun violence solutions that can build broad coalitions and move our country forward."

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Madeleine Dean

Pennsylvania

House - 4th District

"The lives and safety of our community members depend on public servants confronting the gun violence epidemic. After the tragedy at Sandy Hook, I formed the PA SAFE Caucus in the Pennsylvania Legislature to pass common sense reforms that will save lives--measures like universal background checks and banning weapons of war. In Washington, will continue this fight and look forward to working with the Brady Campaign to build on their incredible work to end this tragic cycle of gun violence. We can and must do better."

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Antonio Delgado

New York

House - 19th District

"I respect the Second Amendment, and responsible gun owners and non-owners alike know that it goes hand in hand with commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence. We can’t afford to keep ignoring the facts. Every day, at least four American children are shot and killed and 19 are hospitalized for gunshot wounds. Overall, 35,000 Americans are killed by guns every year. If any disease were this deadly, it would be considered a public health crisis. We need to start treating gun violence like one."

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Mary Barzee Flores

Florida

House - 25th District

"When I was a judge, I saw firsthand what senseless gun violence does to families and communities. We must do something to end this epidemic in Florida and across the country. If given the honor to serve the people of Florida’s 25th district in Congress, I will never waiver in my commitment to finally passing the common gun safety sense reforms we all know will make us and our loved ones safer."

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Ruben Gallego

Arizona

House - 7th District

"I’m tired of seeing my Republican colleagues in Congress hold moments of silence for victims of gun violence, but then refuse to take action and make simple changes that could save lives and prevent the next tragedy. America expects action, not excuses. We need to act to save lives, honor the victims of gun violence, and keep our fellow Americans safe."

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Josh Harder

California

House - 10th District

"In California, we’ve seen a huge reduction in gun deaths due to common sense reforms. That’s why instead of changing anything for gun owners here in the Central Valley, I want to take our common sense reforms and institute them at the federal level, so we can make our communities safer and reduce the ability for domestic abusers to get access to firearms."

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Katie Hill

California

House - 25th District

"As a lifelong gun owner, I am ready to be a sensible voice in the debate around gun violence. I believe that respecting the Second Amendment and advocating for gun safety measures are not mutually exclusive. Like we already have in California, I support a federal ban on assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks, as well as increasing waiting periods, raising the minimum age to purchase all weapons, and expanding our current background check system. These measures can have a significant impact on reducing gun violence, while also adequately retaining the right to bear arms. It’s time to move past inflammatory politics and take steps now to curb gun violence because protecting our kids and our communities is something we can ALL agree on."

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Chrissy Houlahan

Pennsylvania

House - 6th District

"As a third-generation military veteran, I support responsible gun ownership but I also believe we need common-sense laws and policies that protect our kids and our communities. These commonsense solutions include universal background checks, lifting the gag on public gun violence research, and renewing the Federal Assault Weapons Ban and restrictions on high-capacity firearm magazines."

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Andy Kim

New Jersey

House - 3rd District

"I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence as we fight to replace the biggest lackey for the gun lobby in the state and the only Member of Congress from New Jersey to Co-Sponsor Concealed Carry Reciprocity. Tom MacArthur voted to let terrorists on the no-fly list buy guns and the gun lobby has rewarded him with campaign contributions. In Afghanistan, I saw what these weapons of war can do. I refuse to accept a dime from the gun lobby and will vote to ensure all of our children, including my two baby boys, are given the freedom to grow up in a safer America."

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Joseph Kopser

Texas

House - 21st District

"I saw firsthand what these weapons were designed to do and they have no place on our streets, churches, or schools. If you want a military-style weapon, do what I did and join the United States Army. I’ll help you sign up."

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Susie Lee

Nevada

House - 3rd District

"Common sense gun safety measures are long overdue. In Congress, I will advocate for expanded background checks, a bump stock ban, sensible restrictions on magazine sizes, and more. We need to set partisanship aside and take common sense steps to protect our communities."

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Mike Levin

California

House - 49th District

"Voters in California’s 49th District face a stark choice on November 6. I am committed to common sense gun safety measures, including a ban on military style assault weapons and requiring that all gun sales, including Internet and gun show sales, require a background check. My opponent, Diane Harkey, has received a Lifetime “A” grade from the NRA. After the Sandy Hook shooting she proposed using education funds to arm teachers, administrators, and janitors. Harkey has voted against requiring gun manufacturers to register with the Department of Justice, against emergency restraining orders to temporarily remove guns from people who are dangers to themselves and others, and against banning large capacity ammunition clips."

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Alan Lowenthal

California

House - 47th District

"The only thing more heartbreaking than the damage gun violence has done to families across our nation is the fact that Congress has done so very little to stop it. Time after time after time, the American people have demanded that Congress act in the aftermath of horrible tragedies like Las Vegas, Tucson, Aurora, Newtown, Santa Barbara, Charleston, San Bernardino, Orlando, and Dallas. Gun violence in America remains an epidemic, claiming over 30,000 lives per year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."

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Carolyn Maloney

New York

House - 12th District

"We must put an end to senseless gun violence in this country and we need to act now. Tens of thousands of Americans die every year in gun-related deaths and this issue cannot be ignored. Sensible gun reform and gun safety legislation is vital to our nation’s future. I will continue to fight in Congress to prevent further tragedies and advocate for reform."

Nathan McMurray

New York

House - 27th District

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Joe Morelle

New York

House - 25th District

"I’m so grateful to have the support of the Brady Campaign and I’m proud to stand alongside them as we fight to end the devastating gun violence that is terrorizing our nation. Since my earliest days in office, I’ve worked to advance common-sense gun laws like banning assault rifles and expanding background checks. In Congress, I’ll continue to stand up to the NRA and corporate gun interests, and I’ll never stop fighting to make our community safer."

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Jessica Morse

California

House - 4th District

"The safety of our children and communities transcends partisan politics. As a gun-owner who grew up in a hunting family, I respect the Second Amendment, and like any responsible gun owner in California, I support sensible legislation like effective background checks, waiting periods, and halting the manufacture and sale of military-grade weapons to civilians. In Congress, I look forward to working with the Brady Campaign and others to prevent lethal firearms from falling into dangerous hands while making our streets safer and more secure for all Americans."

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Stephanie Murphy

Florida

House - 7th District

"From Pulse to Parkland to the everyday gun violence that robs too many parents of their children, I represent a state deeply affected by gun violence. We can solve this problem, but it will take all of us getting involved, holding our leaders accountable, and standing up to the corporate gun lobby by electing pro-gun safety candidates. I’m proud to stand with the Brady Campaign as we work together to save lives."

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Bill Pascrell

New Jersey

House - 9th District

"It is a great honor for me to accept the Brady Campaign's endorsement. James Brady was a man who inspired me with his courage to take on incredibly difficult fights in the name of reform that would save countless lives. Americans cry out for commonsense measures to curb gun violence. Simple background checks, an assault weapons ban, restricting men who violently abuse women from firearms -- all of these are supported by a supermajority of Americans. None of them should be controversial in a civilized society, but they have been because of the NRA's stranglehold on the Republican Party. But today I am more optimistic about our chances for real reform than I have ever been. The energy shown by the March For Our Lives movement and students around America demanding change has been incredible. They've shown more leadership in months than the GOP has shown in a generation. Change is coming. And the Brady Campaign will be leading the way to that change."

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Scott Peters

California

House - 52nd District

"The Bill of Rights was never intended to be absolutist, and we can enact sensible reforms that keep these dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals who present a clear and present danger to their fellow citizens."

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Katie Porter

California

House - 45th District

"I am proud to have the support of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. My opponent Mimi Walters has taken tens of thousands of dollars from the gun lobby and weakened our gun laws by voting to make it easier for dangerous people to carry concealed guns in public. I won’t take a dime from the gun lobby and will work to pass common sense laws to keep our schools and communities safe."

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Harley Rouda

California

House - 48th District

"Enough. Every day over 90 students, teachers, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and co-workers are killed by gun violence. We must do more to stop this national epidemic. Now is not the time for partisan talking points that divide our country, we need to enact common-sense reforms that will keep all Americans safe."

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Mary Gay Scanlon

Pennsylvania

House - 5th District

"My first call to community organizing was in the wake of the Columbine Shooting, when I organized 90 of my neighbors to attend the Million Mom March to demand sensible gun legislation. It’s been nearly 20 years since then, and we’ve failed miserably to pass common sense reforms. We can do better and we must demand better. I believe one can both respect the 2nd Amendment and advocate for sensible and responsible solutions to the various forms of gun violence. I’m honored to have received the endorsement of the Brady Campaign and am eager to work on legislation to reinstate the assault weapons ban, develop a stronger and universal background check system, and fund research into the causes of gun violence. Together, we can get this done."

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Florida

House - 23rd District

"We simply cannot allow the scourge of gun violence to continue threatening the safety of our children and our communities. It's past time for Congress to address this public health crisis - and we should start by expanding background checks and banning the sale of assault weapons"

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David Shapiro

Florida

House - 16th District

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Mikie Sherrill

New Jersey

House - 11th District

"As a former prosecutor, I’ve seen first-hand the devastating impact illegal guns are having in our communities. We need to do much more to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of violent criminals, domestic abusers, and terrorists. We can do this while protecting the Second Amendment and the rights of responsible gun owners. I support universal criminal background checks to cover all firearm sales. We need to stop criminals and dangerously mentally ill people from buying firearms at gun shows, over the internet, or through classified ads."

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Jennifer Wexton

Virginia

House - 10th District

"I am honored to have the support of the Brady Campaign. Virginia’s repeal of the few sensible gun laws we once had is part of what motivated me to run for State Senate in the first place. I have made gun violence prevention a priority in the General Assembly and will carry that fight with me to Congress."

Senate Candidates

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Bob Casey

Pennsylvania

Senate

"Pennsylvania families deserve action on gun violence. Congress should stop genuflecting to special interests and enact common sense measures, like universal background checks, limits on the sizes of magazines, and preventing those on the no-fly list from purchasing firearms. It’s time for action to protect our schools, neighborhoods, and communities."

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Diane Feinstein

California

Senate

"I know from first-hand experience about the violence that only guns can inflict on our our fellow Californians. That's why I'll never stop fighting for common sense gun laws and standing up to the NRA."

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Mazie Hirono

Hawaii

Senate

"We continue to witness tragedy after tragedy, and thoughts and prayers have done nothing to curb the number of mass shootings and other gun-related deaths in our country. Victims and their loved ones deserve action, which is why I support closing the loopholes in our current background check system and eliminating bump stocks. In the Senate, I have supported bills to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of military-style assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices. Earlier this year, I successfully worked to close a loophole in the Uniform Code of Military Justice that had previously enabled convicted abusers to purchase firearms, legislation that became law as part of the recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act. I pledge to continue to be an advocate for concrete steps we can take to reduce the senseless gun-related violence that plagues our nation."

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Tim Kaine

Virginia

Senate

"Our nation knows too well the pain senseless gun violence has caused families and entire communities. As Governor, I worked to close a background check loophole in the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, and as Senator I've pushed for legislation banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. I'm proud to have the support of the Brady Campaign and look forward to partnering with them to keep guns out of the wrong hands and make our country safer for our children and generations to come."

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Bob Menendez

New Jersey

Senate

"With the stakes in this election never higher, I am proud to have the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence as a partner in the fight to pass real, common sense gun safety reforms that protect our kids, our families and our communities. I am proud of my "F"-rating from the NRA and am not afraid to stand up to the gun lobby. It’s time we strengthen our background check system, time we get weapons of mass murder off of our streets, and time we stop suspected terrorists from buying firearms. It’s time we send a message to those in Washington who sit idly by as lives are lost, as innocent children are killed in their classrooms, as church and concert-goers are gunned down, that they are complicit in the carnage and the heartbreak being felt by the American people. The time for thoughts and prayers and inaction are over. It’s time to act before we’re faced with another senseless, preventable tragedy."

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Beto O'Rourke

Texas

Senate

"I think closing all background check loopholes would be a great place to start. That is universally popular in this country. It makes so much obvious sense that it’s hard to believe Congress has been unable to act on that. That goes to show you the power of the NRA. I would like to see the Centers for Disease Control have the ability to study gun violence, which they are prohibited from doing today. That again shows Congress’ capture by a narrow interest group."

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Jacky Rosen

Nevada

Senate

"Gun violence has become a public health crisis, and we can respect the rights of responsible gun owners while still taking reasonable steps to promote gun safety and save lives. In Congress, I'm backing efforts to expand background checks, ban bump stocks, and stop the sale of high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons. Nevada needs a new senator with the courage and backbone to stand up to the gun lobby and support commonsense laws that will help protect our communities."