The campaign for DFL Rep. Tim Walz just released a statement saying the National Rifle Association’s Political Action Fund has endorsed Tim Walz:
“During his first term in the House, Congressman Walz consistently supported the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen, and demonstrated a strong commitment to the Second Amendment and our country’s rich hunting heritage,” said Chris W. Cox, Chairman of NRA-PVF. “Because of his unwavering pro-gun support, Tim Walz earned an ‘A’ rating and an endorsement from NRA-PVF.”
This is significant since the NRA is usually (but not always) aligned with Republicans.
It must be NRA day since 6th District DFL candidate El Tinklenberg also announced that he received a high rating from the NRA. He’s running against GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann.
I’m trying to determine whether the group endorsed in the 6th. An official with the NRA says an endorsement hasn’t been made in the 6th but an announcement will come soon.