For Immediate Release
June 9, 2014
The National Rifle Association Endorses Senator Pat Roberts
Topeka - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund announced Friday it has endorsed Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) for reelection in the August 5th Kansas primary.
In a letter to Senator Roberts announcing their endorsement Chris W. Cox, chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, wrote, “On behalf of our five million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse your candidacy for the 2014 U.S. Senate primary in Kansas.
“Throughout your career, you have consistently opposed all attempts to ban lawfully-owned firearms and magazines and have stood strong against President Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control agenda.”
Cox went on to praise Senator Roberts' “consistent and proven record on Second Amendment issues in the U.S. Senate,” and congratulate Senator Roberts for earning an “A” rating with the NRA.
Senator Roberts thanked the NRA-PVF for its endorsement saying, “I want to thank the NRA for their recognition of my voting record and their endorsement. The Second Amendment is at the core of this country’s foundation, and I will fight for it and all of our constitutional rights.”
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime.The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.
The NRA’s endorsement adds to the overwhelming and unprecedented amount support garnered by Senator Roberts ahead of the 2014 elections. Roberts is endorsed by 31 state senators, 79 state representatives, the entire Kansas congressional delegation, and all statewide GOP officials on the ballot this year. Additionally, he has support from the American Conservative Union, the Chamber of Commerce, the NFIB, National Right to Life, Kansans for Life, the Kansas State Rifle Association, the Kansas Farm Bureau, the Kansas Black Republican Council, Senator Bob Dole, Speaker Newt Gingrich, leading conservative and Washington Times Opinion Editor David Keene, and many others.###