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Starting Tomorrow, a Lot of Republicans Become the NRA’s Favorites


I’m on with Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

“Desperate times call for desperate measures,” he said when asked whether he thought Pres. Barack Obama would push gun control in the remaining two years of his presidency. “It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when.”

This election saw a lot of pro-gun Democratic incumbents touting the NRA’s endorsement, as they were challenged by pro-gun conservative Republican challengers.

I note that many of the pro-gun Republicans who didn’t get the NRA’s endorsement this cycle because of the group’s pro-incumbent preference will enjoy that pro-incumbent advantage starting tomorrow.

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