Luther Strange releases new TV ad touting NRA endorsement, taking shots at liberal agenda


Luther Strange touted his endorsement by the National Rifle Association in a new TV ad released Wednesday in his bid to stay in the U.S. Senate.

The 30-second spot — titled “Shooting Range” — also touched on Strange’s history of opposing former President Barack Obama during his time as Alabama’s attorney general.

“He’s in Alabama conservative,” the ad says, “with the guts to take the conservative fight to Obama.”

The ad shows “Big Luther” Strange at a shooting range taking aim at a target that says, “Obama’s amnesty plan for illegal immigrants” and talks of his fight to protect Second Amendment rights.

Last week, Strange announced a pair of endorsements — the NRA and the Alabama Farmers Federation. The NRA support came from Strange’s support on Second Amendment issues. The Farmers Federation cited his record as attorney general, in challenging of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rule.

Eleven Republicans and 8 Democrats running in the Aug. 15 special primary, with a likely runoff to follow in September.


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