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

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Some of the Parkland school shooting survivors who fought against gun violence just  rip the NRA and NRA-backed candidates ousted in the midterm election.

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Among the more widely known to fall was Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., who lost a seat dominated by the GOP since the 1950s. Comstock had drawn an “A” rating from the NRA, a fact not lost on David Hogg and other student advocates from Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. A Valentine’s Day attack at the school by a former student left 17 dead and others wounded.

“Bye @BarbaraComstock :),” tweeted David Hogg.

Hogg said he and other protesters once walked passed Comstock’s office and “her staffers saw us and slammed the door.”

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 wasn’t all good for the Parkland survivors. NRA-backed candidates appeared to have won hard-fought races for governor and U.S. senator.

“ThankYou to 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 gun safety.” Parkland survivor Delaney Tarr had this to add: “So i’m definitely excited to see what 2020 is gonna look like…”

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