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David Richardson picks up ‘Moms’ seal on guns views in CD 27 race

Democratic congressional candidate David Richardson has become the first candidate running for Florida’s 27th Congressional District seat to be given the Mom’s Demand Action’s  for “candidate distinction” reflecting his views for gun laws reform.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, formed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in 2012, is part of the larger network of gun-violence prevention organizations in the Everytown for Gun Safety network.

“I’m honored to have received the Candidate Distinction citation from Moms Demand Action” Richardson stated in a news release issued by his campaign. “I’m proud of my work in Tallahassee on Gun Reform, specifically in passing the Bump Stock ban and proud of my F rating I have received from the NRA. Now more than ever, we need to elect progressive candidates who support implementing universal background checks, banning deadly devices like bump stocks, high capacity magazines, and an assault weapons ban. I plan to do just that, when I’m elected to Congress.”

Richardson is in a crowded albiet shrinking field seeking the August 28 Democratic nomination to run for the CD 27 seat being vacated by the  retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Among other Democrats in the race are Donna Shalala, Matthew Haggman, Mary Barzee Flores, Kristen Rosen Gonzalez and Michael Hepburn.

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Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at

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