October 04, 2010

#Mi01 Congress race: #NRA has endorsed #Dems Gary McDowell over #GOP Doc @Benishek . Fancy that #GOA (Gun Owners of America) #MiGov #migop

McDowell Gets N.R.A. Endorsement

Rep. Gary McDowell of Rudyard got a big lift Monday in the hotly competitive race for the 1st U.S. House District when the National Rifle Association enthusiastically endorsed his campaign, making Mr. McDowell one of just three Democrats endorsed by the NRA in open seats for Congress this year.

"The NRA-PVF is endorsing Gary McDowell because he is a proven defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Michigan," said Chris Cox, chair of the NRA Political Victory Fund. "On November 2, I urge those in Michigan's 1st District to vote Gary McDowell for Congress."

Mr. McDowell is up against Republican physician Dan Benishek of Crystal Falls in one of the most competitive U.S. House races in the nation this year as the two vie to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Menominee).

The NRA cited Mr. McDowell's votes for legislation removing barriers to youth hunting, prohibiting gun confiscation during states of emergency, repealing unnecessary post-purchase inspections of hand guns and restoring the rights of law-abiding citizens to defend their property. The NRA also noted that Mr. McDowell opposes re-enacting the Clinton-era gun and magazine ban, supports national right-to-carry reciprocity and believes hunters should have access to federal lands for hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational shooting.

"It is an honor to have the continued support of the NRA," Mr. McDowell said in a statement. "As a lifelong sportsman, I have a deep respect and appreciation for hunting as a part of our way of life in northern Michigan. I will continue to fight to protect every citizen's right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment."




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