Parkland survivor sends 'thoughts and prayers' to defeated NRA-backed candidates

Parkland survivor sends 'thoughts and prayers' to defeated NRA-backed candidates

Some of the parkland school survivors who rocketed to fame for their activism against violence took to Twitter to rip the NRA and NRA-backed candidates ousted in voting Tuesday.

Barbara Comstock, R-Va., Who lost a seat dominated by the GOP since the 1950s. Comstock was drawn to "A" rating from the NRA, a fact not lost by David Hogg and other student advocates from Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. A Valentine's Day attack at the school 17 dead and others wounded.

"Bye @ BarbaraComstock :)," David Hogg tweeted.

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Hogg and other students from the school were driving in the "March for Our Lives" rally that drew thousands of protesters to Washington, D.C., and prompted hundreds of other rallies across the nation. Hey what's part of the group's two-month, summer bus tour aimed at getting out the vote, especially among youths.

Hogg said he and other protesters once passed through Comstock's office and "her staffers saw us and slammed the door."

NRA-backed politicians who would routinely offer their "thoughts and prayers" to them.

Hogg's sister, Lauren, spun the phrase on Twitter, "Sending my thoughts and prayers to every NRA backed politician tonight.";

Another parkland student, Jaclyn Corin, noted on Twitter that a record 27 NRA-backed candidates were defeated Tuesday night.

"And we're not going anywhere, @NRA," Corin tweeted.

The news was not all good for the parkland survivors. NRA-backed candidates appeared to be hard-fought races for governors and U.S. senator.

"ThankYou all @NRA members who got out and voted yesterday," the NRA tweeted. 'You are the most powerful force in American politics, and we will never stop fighting against the anti-gun elitists bent on destroying our Second Amendment freedoms. "

Fred Guttenberg, the father of slain parkland student Jamie Guttenberg, tweeted, "Overall, this country chose to move in the direction of safety." Parkland survivor Delaney Tarr has this to add: "So i'm definitely excited to see what is 2020 is gonna look like …"

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