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NRA-PVF Endorses John Hoeven for U.S. Senate in North Dakota

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing North Dakota Governor John Hoeven (R) for U.S. Senate this November.

“John Hoeven’s steadfast commitment to preserving our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage has earned him the NRA-PVF endorsement,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “As a U.S. Senator, I'm confident that Governor Hoeven will continue to fight for the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding gun owners in North Dakota and across the country.”

During his time as Governor, Hoeven signed into law several pro-gun bills, including legislation to prevent bogus lawsuits intended to bankrupt American firearms manufacturers; “Castle Doctrine” legislation allowing the use of deadly force in self-defense without the fear of undue criminal and civil prosecution; and legislation providing $3.3 million in funds to increase hunter access and improve wildlife habitat. Governor Hoeven also approved pro-hunting programs like Private Lands Open to Sportsmen (PLOTS), which increased the amount of public hunting to over one million acres.

A lifelong hunter and sportsman, John Hoeven earned an “A” rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF for his unwavering commitment to preserving our gun rights and hunting heritage.

“On November 2nd, I urge all North Dakota NRA members and gun owners to vote John Hoeven for U.S. Senate,” Cox concluded.

Chris W. Cox is NRA's chief lobbyist. He also serves as chairman of NRA-PVF. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is responsible for political candidate rankings. These are based on candidate voting records, public statements and responses to NRA-PVF questionnaires.

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