That’s how much the National Rifle Association’s political action committee and individuals employed by the association gave to federal candidates during the 2012 elections.
Republicans received $634,146, or 88 percent, and Democrats got $85,450, or 12 percent, according to the data from the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington research group that analyzes political giving.
Republicans won 234 of the 435 House seats, or 54 percent, in the Nov. 6 election. The party will hold 45 of 100 seats in the Senate starting Jan. 3, when the 113th Congress is set to begin.
The NRA has “called for stationing police officers in schools as the proper response” to the Dec. 14 shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Bloomberg News reporters Jonathan D. Salant and John Hechinger wrote Dec. 21.