NRA endorses McConnell in Ky. primary

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund announced Saturday it has endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellDems leery of Planned Parenthood cuts spark Senate scuffle Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans Senate passes Puerto Rico debt relief bill MORE (R-Ky.) for reelection in the May 20 Kentucky primary.

"Mitch McConnell is a true champion of our Second Amendment rights, leading the fight against President Obama, Harry Reid and Michael Bloomberg's anti-freedom agenda," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, in a statement. "Sen. McConnell’s steadfast support of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and hunting heritage has earned him an A+ rating from the NRA.”

Participating in a Second Amendment rally with the Sportsmen for Team Mitch coalition, the NRA also touted McConnell's “steadfast support of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and hunting heritage.”

Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes posted a tweet Saturday asking McConnell to join her at a shooting range, an invitation she initially extended last November


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