carveout the NRA received in exchange
Two weeks ago, I told you about the carveout the NRA received in exchange for their support for the DISCLOSE ACT deal.
Then this week, RedState broke the story of the “gag order” the NRA issued to members of its Board on the Kagan nomination.
Now, I’m getting credible reports that the NRA is leaning toward endorsing Harry Reid, even though the NRA is finally saying it will score a vote on Kagan — something that was not a sure thing.
- Did not happen that way. The exemption was unsolicitated and not negotiated by NRA-ILA.
“gag order” the NRA issued to members of its Board
- Not a 'gag." These emails/communications are issued on every
item NRA-ILA is considering taking action on. "Don't go running off on your own, because we need to do a united, cohesive effort. Let's charge as a brigade, not a bunch of individuals."
credible reports that the NRA is leaning toward endorsing Harry Reid,
Rumor, reported by one with a history of NRA bashing and dividing.
Today's note from NRA (the horse.)
Friday, July 02, 2010
We are rapidly approaching the time when NRA’s Political Action Committee the NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) will begin issuing endorsements in elections across the country.
As always in an election year, we receive many calls and e-mails inquiring about our endorsement policy in general, and specific races in particular. That trend has certainly held up this year, as we have received many inquiries about high profile races, such as the Nevada Senate race involving Senator Harry Reid. For the record, NRA-PVF has not yet announced any ratings or endorsements in this race.
With few exceptions, and for several reasons, we generally do not announce ratings or endorsements until closer to the elections. There are still votes to be graded and other information to be evaluated prior to issuing an accurate grade as Election Day nears.
As in every election year, some of these endorsements prompt questions concerning the criteria NRA-PVF uses in making these decisions. Following is a brief explanation of that policy.
The NRA-PVF is non-partisan in issuing its candidate grades and endorsements. We do not base our decisions on a candidate’s party affiliation, but rather on his or her record on Second Amendment issues. The NRA is a single-issue organization. The only issues on which we evaluate candidates seeking elected office are gun-related issues. While there are many issues a candidate must address with voters, and while voters evaluate a number of non-gun-related issues in factoring which candidate they will support or oppose, NRA-PVF’s sole criteria in issuing grades and endorsements is a candidate’s position on gun-related issues.