The campaign for Initiative 594, the measure to close the “gun show loophole,” is getting a second $1 million infusion of cash from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group financed earlier this year by ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
I-594 is rapidly becoming the billionaires’ campaign of 2014. It has received $1 million from Bill and Melinda Gates. A $250,000 contribution this week from LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and wife Connie brought their stake to $1 million. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has given $500,000.
Before the latest donation from Everytown, the I-594 campaign had reported $7.935 million in contributions with expenditures of $2.798 million — leaving the campaign with a massive war chest for TV commercials during the closing month of the election
So they are pumping at least $10 million dollars to the UBC in Washington State. I tried to get poll numbers, but the only ones I could get were from April when they were ahead 2 to 1. Are they losing ground so bad that the campaign needs this much monetary blood?