The NRA broke a fundraising record after Parkland. Will that sway elections?

Skyler Swisher and Aric Chokey of the South Florida Sun Sentinel

As students marched for gun control after the Parkland shootings, members of the National Rifle Association reached for their checkbooks.

The NRA’s Political Victory Fund recorded its highest monthly contribution total since 2000 after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Will the surge of contributions bring victory to pro-gun candidates in the fall midterm elections? Campaign finance experts say that haul in and of itself won’t sway elections. The bigger question could be whether younger voters inspired by March for Our Lives demonstrations show up at the polls.

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