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NRA plans to play big for McConnell
GOP USA ^ | 11/08/13

Posted on 11/10/2013 8:56:20 AM PST by dontreadthis

When Mitch McConnell receives the National Rifle Association's "Defender of Freedom" Award in Louisville on Friday, he and the group will be cementing a friendship that McConnell's team thinks could be the difference in next year's Senate race.

The NRA, which spent more than $16 million in the 2012 election cycle, plans to be heavily involved in McConnell's re-election effort, the group said Thursday.

"We're watching closely," Chris Cox, the NRA's top lobbyist, told the Lexington Herald-Leader. "And we're going to make sure that gun owners in Kentucky understand that they have a champion representing them in the United States Senate."

Alison Lundergan Grimes, the likely Democratic challenger to McConnell, had a simple response Thursday, challenging McConnell to meet her on the gun range.

"As an NRA member, my strong support for the Second Amendment is unquestioned," Grimes said in a statement to the Herald-Leader. "I am proud of Kentucky's long-held gun ownership, sporting and hunting traditions. It is unfortunate that Senator McConnell is desperate to mislead Kentucky voters about my strong support for the Second Amendment."

If elected, Grimes said, she would protect Kentuckians' right to keep and bear arms.

"Whenever he's not busy pandering to Washington lobbyists, I welcome Senator McConnell to come shoot with me at the range any day," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at gopusa.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: banglist; chriscox; kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mitchmcconnell; nra
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1 posted on 11/10/2013 8:56:20 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

I guess I can let that NRA membership expire too.


2 posted on 11/10/2013 8:59:56 AM PST by Baum Threat
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To: dontreadthis

This is satire, right?


3 posted on 11/10/2013 8:59:58 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: dontreadthis

Grover Al Norquist sits on the board of the NRA.


4 posted on 11/10/2013 9:00:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dontreadthis

Reason #23 that I am no longer an NRA member.


5 posted on 11/10/2013 9:02:22 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: dontreadthis; newgeezer

Really?


6 posted on 11/10/2013 9:03:13 AM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: dontreadthis
The NRA, which spent more than $16 million in the 2012 election cycle, plans to be heavily involved in McConnell's re-election effort, the group said Thursday.

Wow. That'll be a blow to their membership numbers. I predict a lot of cancellations.

7 posted on 11/10/2013 9:05:29 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: dontreadthis

NRA = STUPID??????????????????????? He’s got to go!


8 posted on 11/10/2013 9:05:56 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: dontreadthis

McConnell is a rat. Grimes is like a rat with scabies.

GO BEVIN!


9 posted on 11/10/2013 9:06:41 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Baum Threat

The NRA is a one issue organization.

They only care about the individual’s voting record.

All incumbents, D or R, with a solid voting record gets their nod over challengers.

They are not a Tea Party PAC.


10 posted on 11/10/2013 9:09:31 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Doc Savage

In the age of oboma and the rise of Marxism, now is not a good time for the NRA to turn it’s back on the people trying to protect their Constitutional freedoms.


11 posted on 11/10/2013 9:09:49 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Baum Threat

“I guess I can let that NRA membership expire too...”

The NRA is not a “conservative” organization. They are a “status quo” organization. Very political. They still endorse plenty of Dems even though those Dems can, do, and, will cave and vote for gun control legislation. GOP too. They want to be bipartisan in any way that they can.

I was a member for years and, if they change their ways, I might once again be a member. But, at present, not a member and don’t care to be. There is still a “Hunting and Skeet Shooting”-only element within the NRA to this day.


12 posted on 11/10/2013 9:12:06 AM PST by FAA
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To: dontreadthis

Tell me I imagined the article I just read about McConnell.


13 posted on 11/10/2013 9:12:42 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Baum Threat

Just don’t give to the NRA PAC. I stopped a while back when they supported McCain.


14 posted on 11/10/2013 9:14:10 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: dontreadthis

I have already dumped McConnel from my list of favorites and it appears that I’ll have to dump my NRA membership to stay true to what I believe is best overall for the USA. That the NRA can be bought by a nefarious politician like McConnell when others are out there is a serious letdown. If I read anything about the NRA vouching for McConnell I will let my world know the NRA is not a USA supporter in that it only supports a gun agenda and questionable patriots.


15 posted on 11/10/2013 9:14:33 AM PST by noinfringers2
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Didn’t it “play big” for Reid too?


16 posted on 11/10/2013 9:15:34 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: PeteB570
The NRA is a one issue organization.

And when all our other Constitutional rights are gone, they won't understand why theirs got canceled as well.
They think only their issue will survive the "fundamental change?"
They need to see the bigger picture. They're playing small ball. Their opposition is playing for keeps.

17 posted on 11/10/2013 9:21:01 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: dontreadthis

this should be a popcorn-worthy thread!


18 posted on 11/10/2013 9:21:02 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SubMareener

As far as I’m concerned, any org not openly pursuing repeal of all gun legislation not enumerated in the 2nd amendment is not a pro second amendment org.


19 posted on 11/10/2013 9:21:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dontreadthis

Time to rethink my NRA membership, it appears.


20 posted on 11/10/2013 9:22:45 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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