Gun control advocates are putting pressure on Florida representatives who take money from the National Rifle Association.
Here is a list of members of Congress from Florida who received contributions during the 2016 election cycle from the group’s political action committee, The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund. All of them are Republicans. The list is based on filings from the Federal Election Commission from 2015 to 2016. The figures only include direct contributions from NRA-PVF to each candidate, which are capped at $5,000. They do not include indirect expenditures spent in support of the candidate, such as television commercials, print and digital ads or mailings.
Republicans who received funding from the NRA are as follows: Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis: $2,000, Rep. Carlos Curbelo: $2,500, Rep. Ron DeSantis: $1,000, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart: $2,000, Rep. Neal Dunn: $1,000, Rep. Matt Gaetz: $1,000, Rep. Brian Mast: $4,950, Rep. Bill Posey: $2,000, Rep. Tom Rooney: $2,000 Rep. Dennis Ross: $2,000, Sen. Marco Rubio: $9,900, Rep. John Rutherford: $1,000, Rep. Daniel Webster: $1,000, Rep. Ted Yoho: $1,000Pres