It appears that the NRA is just as deaf as AARP; they are backing incumbent democrats in 58 races.
According to the Washington Post, the NRA has a policy of being ‘incumbent friendly’ if both candidates for a seat are pro-gun rights.
NRA backs Democrats in key races, frustrating GOP
So far this year, the NRA has endorsed 58 incumbent House Democrats, including more than a dozen in seats that both parties view as critical to winning a majority.
In South Dakota, Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) got the NRA’s endorsement even though her opponent, Kristi Noem (R), has made her fondness for hunting a prominent part of her campaign.
Noem’s campaign manager, Joshua Shields, said that regardless of Herseth Sandlin’s record on gun issues, she would still support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), “one of the most anti-gun speakers Congress has ever had.”
“We made that argument to the NRA,” Shields said. “Obviously it didn’t work.”
The thumbs-up from the NRA has given Democrats who represent conservative districts, such as Herseth Sandlin, an opportunity to fight back against repeated attacks that they’re tied to their party’s liberal leaders in Washington. With an NRA endorsement in hand, candidates are able to assert that they are willing to choose their constituents over their leaders when warranted. (emphasis added)
Wow…willing to choose their consitutents over their leaders WHEN warranted.
God save us from the political class and the elites.
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This is why I haven’t renewed my membership with NRA. But I always renew with GOA and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms.
Is the NRA really stupid enough to believe any Dem when they say they are pro-gun? If either side is going to flip on this issue it would be a Dem. I am not sure what the NRA has to gain from this but AARP in supporting the health debacle had their own agenda.
If Medicare Advantage was taken away seniors would have to look to purchase expensive supplemental insurance to medicare. Who sells that, that’s right AARP. They would make a whole lot more money on those plans than medicare advantage, just looking out for the seniors.
Also, “willing to choose their constituents over their leaders when warranted”. Robert Wexler has endorsed Charlie Crist for senator from Florida. In doing so he has endorsed a very new Independent, formerly Republican over his parties pick, Kendrick Meek.
A quote from that endorsement.
“There is a special time in which elected officials and people to which people look to have to put country before party and this is one of those times.”
It has been fun reading the letters to the editor on this one.