The only candidate in Wisconsin endorsed by NRA for U.S. Senate
July 18, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Yesterday, Leah Vukmir was endorsed by the National Rifle Association. She is the only candidate running for U.S. Senate to receive the group’s crucial endorsement. Vukmir has a long record as a supporter for the Second Amendment and will protect the rights of Wisconsinites to bear arms.
Check out coverage of the endorsement from the Washington Examiner here or find excerpts below.
NRA endorses Leah Vukmir in Wisconsin Senate race
July 17, 2018
The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund endorsed a candidate in Wisconsin’s competitive Republican Senate primary election on Tuesday, boosting Leah Vukmir’s bid to take on incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin this November.
In a letter delivering news of the endorsement dated July 12, NRA Political Victory Fund Chairman Chris Cox cited Vukmir’s “consistent and proven voting record on Second Amendment issues in the Wisconsin Legislature,” pointing to several specific positions she’s taken, including her co-authorship of “constitutional carry” legislation. Echoing Cox’s letter, a source familiar with the campaign said the NRA’s stamp of approval stemmed from Vukmir’s work in the state house. And in a state where hunting culture is strong, the group’s endorsement will likely carry some weight with Republican voters.
Vukmir framed the endorsement as more evidence voters can literally trust her to stick to her guns in office. “We must send a senator to Washington who we know will fight for our constitutional rights — our right to bear arms is at the top of the list,” she said in a Tuesday statement. “I am thankful for the trust that the NRA is putting with me in this race. Now more than ever, the reactionary Left is ready to restrict our gun rights. Wisconsinites need another senator we can be 100 percent sure will stand her ground for lawful gun owners, and they can count on me.
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