In her grand quest for “Responsible Solutions,” Giffords’ gun-ban group has chosen to have it’s fundraising led by a man responsible for helping fund one of the most irresponsible political ads of 2012’s presidential contest.
Via the Washington Free Beacon:
The fundraising for a new gun control group formed by Gabrielle Giffords and her husband will be led by a major donor to Priorities USA, the Obama-affiliated Super PAC.
The group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, has tapped Texas trial lawyer Steve Mostyn as its treasurer, Reuters reports. Mostyn, who made his fortune from a series of lawsuits against the state of Texas and its response to Hurricane Ike, donated $4.2 million to Democratic Super PACs in the 2012 cycle.
Priorities USA was the pro-Obama SuperPAC responsible for ad blaming Mitt Romney for the death of Joe Soptic’s wife. Here it is, in case you need a refresher.
The ad was completely false. Not only was Mitt Romney not running Bain at the time the plant closed—he’d departed the financial company 7 years earlier—but Soptic’s wife had her own job and her own health insurance. So while Soptic lost his own coverage, his wife did not. Perhaps the only accurate statement in the ad is that Soptic’s wife was died from cancer, but even this loss occurred, but that was a further 5 years after the steel plant closed, hardly a “short time later.”
If this is the type of person Giffords wants running her fundraising efforts, she can check her credibility at the door.
If Priorities USA should decide to pull the ad at any point, a copy can be downloaded here.