NRA Endorses Rick Boucher
This comes as a surprise to some. The NRA leans towards incumbents with good ratings. Boucher has a A+ rating that many question. As far as I know, Boucher has voted pro gun and represented my views except for the vote on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1.
Is this a big deal? Getting a NRA endorsement is always good in the 9th. Will it matter? Not much as long as his opponent has a A rating also. If anything, Boucher's pro gun votes could aggravate some of the anti gun libbies in the district...all ten of them - LOL
Morgan Griffith has released this statement.
“The NRA has endorsed Congressman Boucher based on specific votes he has taken in Washington on issues of importance to sportsmen and gun owners,” Griffith said. “There is, however, one vote taken at the beginning of each Congress that the group does not compute into its ratings. And on that vote, for Speaker of the House, he has been placing in a position of power Nancy Pelosi, who clearly does not have a commitment to protecting the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
“I commit to the voters of the 9th District, I will never vote for a Speaker of the House who does not share my strong support for the Second Amendment.”
Griffith also touted the consistent “A” rating he’s received from the NRA during his tenure in the House of Delegates. (LINK)
Good move by Griffith. Boucher may vote pro gun, but his votes to put anti gun politicians in positions of power.