NRA-PVF | NRA Endorses Arkansas Pro-Second Amendment Candidates in March 1st Primary Election

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NRA Endorses Arkansas Pro-Second Amendment Candidates in March 1st Primary Election

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund has announced endorsements in Arkansas’ March 1 primary elections. The 12 endorsed candidates include John Boozman for the Republican primary nomination for the United States Senate.

NRA-endorsed candidates in Arkansas primary elections:

  • John Boozman – U.S. Senate, Republican primary, “A” rated
  • French Hill – U.S. House Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District, Republican primary “A” rated
  • Austin McCollum – Arkansas House District 95, Republican primary, “AQ” rated
  • Ron McNair – Arkansas House District 98, Republican primary, “A-" rated
  • Gary Smith – Arkansas House District 7, Democratic primary, “A” rated
  • Lance Eads – Arkansas Senate District 7, Republican primary, “A” rated
  • Eddie Joe Williams – Arkansas Senate District 29, Republican primary, “A” rated
  • Jane English – Arkansas Senate District 34, Republican election, “A” rated
  • James Sturch – Arkansas House District 63, Republican primary, “A-" rated
  • Josh Miller – Arkansas House District 66, Republican primary, “A” rated
  • Jana Della Rosa – Arkansas House District 90, Republican primary, “A” rated
  • Rebecca Petty – Arkansas House District 94, Republican primary, “A” rated

What the Grades Mean

“A” Solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.

“AQ” A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate's responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.

Primary elections for both Republican and Democrat candidates are Tuesday, March 1. Early voting runs from February 16-29.

For more information on voting call the Arkansas Elections Division at 1-800-482-1127 or by email at [email protected].

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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.