Thursday, December 18, 2014

NRA cites Second Amendment records in endorsements

By The Herald Staff | 7/16/2014

FAIRFAX, Virginia — The National Rifle Association is backing a Franklin County lawmaker in his coming Aug. 5 primary battle.

State Rep. Blaine Finch, R-Ottawa, who is seeking re-election to the Kansas House District 59 seat, received the NRA’s endorsement Tuesday, Finch said.

“This endorsement is a reflection of your support for Second Amendment issues during your time in the Kansas Legislature,” the NRA told Finch in a letter. “Our members will interpret your ‘A’ rating and endorsement as being a solid pro-gun/pro-hunting candidate who is an advocate for the right to keep and bear arms.”

Finch, who faces Bob Fluke, R-Ottawa, in the primary, said he was honored to receive the NRA’s high marks.

The gun rights group also endorsed several other Sunflower State politicians, including U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Republican, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Republican.

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