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NRA Endorses in North Carolina General Election

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FAIRFAX, Va.—Today, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced its endorsement of several candidates for statewide offices in North Carolina this November. They are Dan Forest for lieutenant governor; Buck Newton for attorney general; and Dale Folwell for state treasurer. These follow NRA-PVF’s recent endorsement of Pat McCrory for a second term as governor.  

“On behalf of our five million members, we are pleased to endorse several pro-Second Amendment candidates for statewide office. Dan Forest, Buck Newton and Dale Folwell will continue to provide pro-Second Amendment support and leadership in Raleigh,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “With anti-gun elites trying to bring their gun control agenda to the statehouse, it is crucial that we elect strong, pro-Second Amendment candidates who will stand up for the rights of law-abiding North Carolinians.” 

These candidates have demonstrated strong support for the Second Amendment and hold an impressive record of defending our constitutional right to self-defense. Lt. Gov. Forest and Rep. Folwell each hold an "A" rating and endorsement, while Sen. Newton holds an "A+" rating and endorsement. 

With former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spending his personal fortune to push his extreme anti-gun agenda, it is critical for all freedom-loving North Carolinians to elect candidates who will defend their rights.

“I urge all law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in North Carolina to vote Dan Forest for lieutenant governor, Buck Newton for attorney general and Dale Folwell for state treasurer,” concluded Cox.


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