Comstock challenger Alison Friedman highlights gun policy in first television ad


Democratic Congressional Candidate Alison Friedman made gun policy the focus of her first television ad in Virginia’s 10th District.

Released on Tuesday, the ad portrays parents receiving emails from their children’s schools alerting them of lockdowns. It also outlines Friedman’s support for expanding background checks, banning assault weapons and closing the ‘gun show loophole.’

As NBC News reported in April, a number of Democratic primary candidates in VA-10 have put gun policy front and center in their campaigns.

Hillary Clinton won VA-10, an increasingly purple district outside Washington, D.C. by 10 points in 2016, and Barbara Comstock is seen as one of the country’s most vulnerable Republicans in this year’s midterms.

Democrats see guns as an issue where they can draw sharp contrasts between themselves and Comstock, who carries an ‘A’ rating from the NRA.

A 2018 NBC News /Wall Street Journal poll showed the popularity of the NRA in decline over the past year, particularly with the suburban, college-educated voters who are key to winning this district. 

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