Giffords shifts campaign funds to pro-gun control PAC

Dec. 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM
| License Photo

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has terminated her campaign committee and moved its revenues to her pro-gun control PAC, Roll Call reported.

Giffords -- who resigned from Congress in January 2012 as she recovered from critical injuries sustained in a mass shooting at a public meeting in Tucson in 2011 -- terminated her Giffords for Congress committee Thursday, Roll Call reported Friday.

She transferred the remaining $297,703 from that account to her Rights and Responsibilities PAC, formerly known as Gabby PAC, the report said.

Giffords also maintains a super PAC called Americans for Responsible Solutions, intended to support local government officials in efforts to prevent gun violence and foster responsible gun ownership.

Politico reported the Rights and Responsibilities PAC's first campaign donations will go to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. -- who worked unsuccessfully for Senate passage of a bipartisan gun control bill -- and to Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., who supported the Toomey bill.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seeking new trial for Boston Marathon bombing
Shark bites Camp Lejeune Marine on North Carolina coast
Russian business magnate Alishar Usamanov makes bid to buy CTC
Widow of SKorea President Kim Dae-jung confirmed to visit Pyongyang