NRA-PVF Chairman lauds Cochran's leadership and says he is the clear choice to defend Second Amendment rights in the U.S. Senate
Fairfax, Va. – With the strong backing of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF), Thad Cochran has secured the Mississippi Republican nomination for U.S .Senate. The NRA-PVF endorsed candidate benefited from the organization's renowned and effective get-out-the-vote operation. NRA-PVF Chairman Chris W. Cox issued the following statement congratulating Cochran on his victory:
"On behalf of our 5 million members across the country, we congratulate Thad on his hard fought victory. As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Thad prevented taxpayer funds from being used for gun control and anti-gun government studies. He also helped cut red tape for law abiding gun owners adversely impacted by arbitrary policies put in place by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Thad's proven record of defending our rights has earned him the votes of Mississippi's Second Amendment supporters and an 'A+' rating from the NRA-PVF. We need battle-tested lawmakers like Thad in the U.S. Senate to continue fighting against the extreme gun control agenda of President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg."
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