Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association`s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has announced its endorsement of Joe Manchin, III for Governor of West Virginia. Manchin has also earned an "A+" rating from the Association.
Randy Kozuch, NRA Director of State and Local Affairs, emphasized Manchin`s commitment to the Second Amendment cause stating, "As a member of the West Virginia Legislature and as Secretary of State, Joe Manchin has been a supporter of Second Amendment rights. He knows that to effectively fight crime you get tough on criminals, not law-abiding citizens."
Kozuch continued, "Joe is a candidate who understands the importance of preserving our shooting and hunting heritage for future generations. We are pleased to endorse him and urge all NRA members and law-abiding gun owners to support him at the polls this Election Day."
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 an NRA-PVF questionnaire.
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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.