WAPO – Travis Childers boasts of being targeted by D.C. voting rights protesters

Childers, in response, issued a campaign news release noting that “members of the anti-Second Amendment group, DC Vote, handed out fliers and ran a newspaper ad in North Mississippi mocking the importance of Americans’ right to bear arms, directly attacking Travis’ record of protecting this constitutional right.”

There’s one problem: D.C. Vote’s not an anti-Second Amendment group, and the protest materials — including print and Web ads running in Childers’ Mississippi district — never mention guns, just that he “can’t keep his hands off DC’s local laws.”

But Childers, locked in a tough reelection battle with state Sen. Alan Nunnelee (R) — sees value in painting the protest as yet another front in the battle over gun control.

Washington Post
6/24/10