Anna Eskamani Gets Brady Endorsement / by Charles Yeganian

I am honored to have the support of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It’s time we end the NRA’s stranglehold on our legislature and implement common sense gun safety measures. This includes universal background checks, banning assault weapons and large capacity magazines, keeping guns off college campuses, and out of the hands of domestic abusers. To keep our schools safe, we need more Student Resources Officers and more mental health counselors — not armed teachers. House District 47 is home to Pulse nightclub and I will fight every day to keep Floridians safe from gun violence.
— Anna Eskamani

While LEAPer Anna Eskamani is getting well-deserved plaudits and recognition for her campaign, her Republican opponent Stockton Reeves is waging one of the most personal, issue-free campaigns in a cycle that’s beginning to be defined by them. This time, it’s an ad attempting to portray her as “a radical.”

Eskamani responded by charging that Reeves’ “entire campaign has been a prolonged distortion of my record of standing up for this community whether it be women’s rights, gun safety, public education, the environment, or health care. Stockton is everything wrong with politics today.

“All of this is not only insulting to me, but it’s also insulting to the voters of House District 47,” she added. “There is too much at stake on November 6th for this race to come down to such lame, tired, and untrue attacks.”