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Recording Artist and Songwriter Lee Greenwood to Join NRA`s Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox at "Vote Freedom First" Rally in Sioux Falls, SD October 30

Thursday, October 28, 2004

FAIRFAX, VA --

On October 30, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox will hold a 7:00PM rally endorsing John Thune for US Senate. NRA will also reveal Tom Daschle’s anti-gun, anti-hunting record at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD. They will be joined by NRA President Kayne Robinson, 1st Vice-President Sandy Froman and recording artists and songwriter Lee Greenwood.

Members of the news media are invited to cover the press conference. NRA officers will be available for brief interviews immediately following the rally.

The schedule for Saturday, October 30 is as follows:

7:00 PM Sioux Falls, SD                      

Sioux Falls Convention Center
                                                                1211 N. West Avenue
                                                                Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Doors open at 6:30 pm

For more information, please contact NRA Public Affairs at (703) 267-3820.

LaPierre and Cox will campaign in other key states in the days prior to Election Day.

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