NRA-PVF Endorses Paul LePage For Maine Governor
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Fairfax, VA -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Paul LePage for election in the Maine
gubernatorial race on November 2. The NRA-PVF has not endorsed a
candidate in a Maine gubernatorial race in 20 years.
"Maine has a long record of strong firearm ownership and
wildlife stewardship," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF.
"It is time to elect a governor who will support gun owners,
hunters and sportsmen in Maine. Paul LePage has earned the NRA-PVF
endorsement for his commitment to preserving our Second Amendment
rights and hunting heritage."
Paul LePage's support for individual gun ownership rights and
our hunting heritage as Mayor of Waterville has earned him an "AQ"
rating from the NRA-PVF. LePage helped protect gun
retailers from unlawful sting operations by standing up
to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun
agenda. Maine has the nation's highest firearms ownership per
capita, as well as the lowest rate of violent crime per capita;
however, it has been consistently targeted on the national level by
anti-gun and anti-hunting organizations.
"Paul LePage will be a strong voice for hunters and law-abiding
gun owners in Maine," Cox continued. "We ask all gun
owners and sportsmen to vote Paul LePage for Governor on
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 NRA-PVF questionnaires.
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Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is
America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million
members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and
advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to
reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in
firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law
enforcement and the armed services.