1. CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

    NRA Losing Democratic Support

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27:  U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) participates in a news conference and rally to mark the 46th anniversary of the passage of Medicare in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. The longest currently-serving member of Congress, Dingell wielded the gavel during that historic session of the House of Representatives in 1965.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Tough times for the NRA. Despite being one of Washington’s most powerful lobbying groups—with a budget of $200 million—the NRA has been losing Democrat support recently. The Washington Post cites that even before the Newtown shooting, some key Democratic seat losses in congressional elections, the shift of battlegrounds from rural areas to suburbs, and the growing view of the NRA as an arm of the GOP (see the Eric Holder contempt vote). With votes for stricter gun control coming in the next year, the NRA could use some support on both sides of the aisle.

    Read it at The Washington Post