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Gun Rights Supporters Battle Anti-Gun Groups in Funding Georgia Senate Runoff Races

Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock, left, applauds as President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally for Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Atlanta. Standing with Warnock are Stacey Abrams, center, and Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Brady PAC has already spent $135,000 in Georgia’s Senate race, $100,000 of which was spent following the Nov. 3 general election, Fox News verified through FEC reports Wednesday.

Other gun control groups, like Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords, are also jumping at the bit and joining forces to not only invest in the Senate Democratic candidates, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, but are taking on gun titan, the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The NRA has also heavily invested in the fight for the Senate majority, and poured over $900,000 into mail, phone services, canvassing and event spaces during the month of December alone, targeting the promotion of GOP incumbent candidate Senators David Perdue and Kelley Loeffler, FEC filings show.

But gun control groups say the NRA is not the threat they used to pose, as the gun advocacy group continues to reel from internal controversies.

“They’re more bark than bite these days, they’re embroiled in all their own scandals, they don’t have the money they used to have and they are not the threat that we used to see them to be,” Lemek told Fox News. “And not so much because of the money aspects but because the jig is up.

— Caitlin McFall in Georgia Senate special election sees gun groups battling over campaign spending

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