A shameless red state democrat tried to soak up swing votes in November with a ‘pro-gun’ ad and outlandish ‘A rating’claim. From a candidate who pushed for more gun-control – tell me this isn’t fishing for votes. The organization wasn’t buying it and demand he removes the ad.
According to The Free Beacon, The National Rifle Association demanded Phil Bredesen, the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Tennessee Senate race, retract an ad touting an outdated rating from the organization.
“Phil Bredesen is a ‘D’ rated candidate, and he will not protect our constitutional rights in Washington, D.C.,” Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA’s Political Victory Fund, said in a statement. “Tennesseans should not be fooled by his false and misleading campaign ads.”
The gun-rights group called on Bredesen to retract the ad he posted yesterday touting his A rating from his time as governor.
“It’s not 2002, you’re not governor and you’re not A-rated by the NRA,” Cox tweeted at Bredesen in response to the ad. “It’s 2018, you have earned a D rating for turning your back on self-defense and supporting the Hillary/Schumer/Bloomberg gun control agenda. @VoteMarsha is a 2A champion. You’re not.”
Cox added #stoplying to his tweet.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed Republican Marsha Blackburn in the 2018 Tennessee Senate race on Wednesday.
The group said Blackburn is dedicated to protecting gun rights and recommended gun owners vote for her over Democrat Phil Bredesen in the hotly contested race.
“Marsha Blackburn is a champion of our Second Amendment freedoms and has always stood strong to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans,” Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA’s Political Victory Fund, said in a statement.
The NRA said Bredesen, who has pushed for new gun control measures but hasn’t made gun control a marquee issue in his campaign, can’t be trusted to protect the Second Amendment.