NRA-PVF Endorses Tom Ganley for U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio's 13th Congressional District
Friday, September 10, 2010
Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Tom Ganley for election to the U.S.
House of Representatives in Ohio's 13th Congressional District this
"Tom Ganley proudly supports gun owners and hunters in Ohio,"
said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "His commitment to
preserving the Second Amendment has earned him an 'AQ' rating and
the NRA-PVF's endorsement."
Ganley supports national right-to-carry reciprocity and efforts
to reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
He also opposes reenacting the Clinton gun and magazine ban and
believes sportsmen should have access to federally owned or
administered lands for hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational
He was named "Man of the Year" by the Cuyahoga County Police
Chiefs Association for his leadership and outstanding support of
law enforcement in the Cleveland area and received the Louis E.
Peters Memorial Service Award in 2007 - the highest honor the FBI
can bestow on a civilian.
Tom Ganley will be a strong voice in fighting ongoing efforts by
anti-gun politicians to dismantle the Second Amendment.
In contrast, his opponent, Betty Sutton, has consistently
opposed the Second Amendment, earning an 'F' rating from the
NRA-PVF. She accepted campaign contributions from national gun ban
groups like the Brady Campaign and was endorsed by them in 2006 and
2008. Sutton's long list of anti-gun support includes: cosponsoring
legislation to regulate gun shows out of business; voting against
the repeal of the D.C. gun ban/registration statute that would
restore the right of self-defense to law-abiding residents of our
nation's capital; refusing to sign the pro-gun congressional
"friend of the court" briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in the
historic McDonald and Heller cases; and refusing to sign the letter
to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing opposition to the
reenactment of the failed 1994 Clinton ban on semi-automatic
Cox continued, "We ask all gun-owners and hunters in Ohio's 13th
District to elect Tom Ganley to the U.S. House on November
Chris W. Cox is NRA's chief lobbyist. He also serves as chairman
of NRA-PVF. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund
is responsible for political candidate rankings. These are based on
candidate voting records, public statements and responses to
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