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NRA-PVF Endorses Butch Otter For Idaho Governor

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fairfax, VA -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Butch Otter for re-election as Governor of Idaho.

"Butch Otter has earned the NRA-PVF endorsement for his solid pro-gun record," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. "His commitment to preserving our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage makes Butch Otter the clear choice for Idaho gun owners and hunters."

As governor, Otter signed the Idaho Sport Shooting Immunities Act into law that protects existing shooting ranges and increases opportunities for recreational shooters and hunters, as well as a bill to ensure right-to-carry confidentiality among retired law enforcement officers.  He also signed legislation that expanded emergency powers protection and the Employer Liability Act that encourages businesses to allow employees to keep firearms locked in their vehicles while parked on company property if they so choose. Because of his consistent support for individual gun ownership rights, Butch Otter has earned an "A" rating from the NRA-PVF.

"Idahoans can count on Butch Otter to fight for them as governor," Cox continued. "We urge all Idaho gun owners and sportsmen to vote Butch Otter for Governor on November 2."

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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The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is NRA's political action committee. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates — irrespective of party affiliation — based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire.