Fla State Rep. David Richardson uses Parkland shooting for fundraising in spite of rules

Florida State Representative and Democratic Congressional candidate David Richardson of Miami Beach is pushing for gun control legislation in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed at least 17 people.

Richardson is also fundraising off the tragedy, despite it being against legislative rules during session to hold office and raise campaign money for a federal office.

Screenshot: Twitter

“It’s time to listen to the students of #StonemanDouglas,” Richardson wrote. “We need universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons, bump stocks, and high capacity magazines. And if Republicans in Congress won’t act, let’s show them the door. #GunReformNow Join Me: DavidforFlorida.com”

The Florida State Rep. then linked to his campaign website, which shows the following donation buttons.

Screenshot: DavidforFlorida.com

The Congressional candidate furthermore shows a similar message on his campaign site.

Screenshot: DavidforFlorida.com

As reported in January 2018 about the candidate’s fundraising totals: “Richardson earlier this month said his fourth quarter report brought his campaign to the $1 million mark in total fundraising. Haggman’s total fundraising hit $912K in his year-end report, while the rest of the field has yet to announce their fourth quarter hauls.”

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