U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association.
“You have consistently opposed attempts to ban lawfully owned firearms, magazines and ammunition, and have stood against President Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s gun control agenda,“ Chris Cox, chairman of the NRA’s Political Victory Fund, said in an endorsement letter to the Republican lawmaker. The letter singled out her support for concealed-carry reciprocity legislation, which would let those with concealed-carry gun permits carry their weapons in states that prohibit concealed carry. Walorski, running for her third term in elections this year, said she is ”committed to defending the Second Amendment and protecting the right to bear arms.“ Last week, Walorski received the endorsement of Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group. Marilyn Musgrave, vice president for government affairs for Susan B. Anthony List, called Walorski ”a leading voice for unborn children and women.“ Walorski faces Jeff Petermann in the Republican primary on May 3. Two Democrats are also vying for the U.S. House seat, Douglas Carpenter and Lynn Coleman. The winners in each primary face off on Nov. 8.