The National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed former Sen. Jeff Sessions over ex-football coach Tommy Tuberville in the Senate Republican primary run-off in Alabama.
The NRAs political arm, the Political Victory Fund, sent a letter to Sessions this week announcing the endorsement.
Jason Ouimet, chairman of the fund, cited Sessionss actions while in the Senate, including his votes against proposed bans on modern rifles like the AR-15 and his vote for legislation that would let people conceal carry in some states outside of their own.
“Based on your strong leadership on Second Amendment issues as a U.S> Senator and U.S. Attorney General, you have earned the highest attainable rating, an A+,'” Ouimet said.
Sessions touted the endorsement on social media, writing, “This is an extremely important and valuable endorsement that sends a strong message to Alabama voters about who they can trust to defend their rights in Washington.”
Sessions, 73, and Tuberville, 65, are locked in a run-off after neither secured a majority of the vote in the Republican primary.
Sessions served as President Donald Trumps attorney general but was ousted in 2018. Trump endorsed Tuberville earlier this week, calling him “a REAL LEADER” who wont let the “Make America Great Again” movement, or America, down.Read More – Source