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Perry Picks Up NRA Endorsement As Special Election Approaches

Perry Picks Up NRA Endorsement As Special Election Approaches
February 14
11:25 2011

This morning, Republican Jonathan Perry pulled the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in the Senate District 26 race against Democrat Nathan Granger. Election Day is Saturday, with the winner of the race determining whether Republicans or Democrats hold a majority in the 39-seat Louisiana Senate. Currently, the state legislature’s upper house is evenly split.

“Jonathan Perry has a solid record of supporting the rights of gun owners and sportsmen in Louisiana. We know he is someone we can trust in the State Senate to continue to protect the 2nd Amendment,” said Chris Rager, the Louisiana State Director for the NRA.

Rager goes on to describe Perry’s “A” rating with the NRA based on his positive responses to their candidates questionnaire and his strong record and vocal support of our right to keep and bear arms.

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“Protecting the rights of families to protect themselves and the rights of hunters and sportsmen is very important to me. I will always stand up and defend the Constitution,” said Perry.

Perry is holding endorsements from Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway and the Family Research Council Action PAC. Granger’s website and Facebook page doesn’t list any endorsements, though both candidates received a dual endorsement from the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.

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