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NRA Sticks with Longstanding Trend and Endorses Republicans in Senate Races Across Country…. Except in Alaska


ANCHORAGE - The National Rifle Association (NRA) is predictably spending millions of dollars supporting multiple Republicans in competitive Senate races across the country….except in Alaska.

“The NRA is spending big for Republicans across the country but they are passing on Dan Sullivan while noting Mark Begich’s strong record of defending Alaskans’ right to defend themselves. Mark Begich stands up for Alaska values and that includes fighting for Second Amendment rights in the U.S. Senate,” said Max Croes, Communications Director for Alaskans for Begich.

In Alaska, the NRA is breaking from their support of GOP candidates by declining to endorse in Alaska’s Senate race while noting that “on gun votes, Begich has stood with NRA members 100 percent of the time.”

NRA spending in other states….

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Begich has broken with his party and opposed President Obama’s national gun control bill, holds an “A rating” from the NRA, and is a Life Member of the organization.

Dan Sullivan has spent millions of dollars trying to distract Alaskans from his failed record as attorney general, including claiming to pass a self defense law that he opposed. Sullivan came under attack in his primary by former Senate candidates Mead Treadwell, Joe Miller, the Gun Owners of America and the National Association of Gun Rights for false statements he made about passing a Stand Your Ground law. Independent fact checkers have called Sullivan’s claim“false.”