The Washington Post put together a cool interactive chart on who in Congress have received donations from the NRA. Check it out at the Post’s page.
Report Aaron Williams writes, “Since 1998, the National Rifle Association has donated at least $4.1 million to current members of Congress. Explore below to see how much money has been donated to members of Congress in your state.”
What’s surprising, for Georgia, is one Democrat, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., Georgia Congressman, 2nd district, received a total donation amount of $44,150 through his many years in office since 2000. His district encompasses middle and southwest Georgia, a fairly well-armed area of the state. From last statistics, gun ownership rate in Georgia is about 31.6%.