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NRA endorses McConnell in Kentucky GOP primary

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • April 11, 2014 - 3:50 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has an endorsement to go with his gun.

The National Rifle Association's political action committee announced Friday it has endorsed McConnell in the May 20 Republican primary. McConnell made headlines last month when he appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference waving a rifle over his head. The rifle was a lifetime achievement award McConnell presented to U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.

In a news release, NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox called McConnell a true champion of the Second Amendment.

Likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes mocked McConnell, saying he was holding the gun wrong and tweeted: "KY women do it better."

The Gun Owners of America has endorsed McConnell's GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin.

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