As first reported by Yellowhammer news, the NRA-ILA has released its endorsements for candidates running for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. According to Yellowhammer news, only the Seventh Congressional District, the race only features U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, did not see the NRA Political Victory Fund make an endorsement. Sewell received an “F” grade.
In Alabama’s First Congressional District, Jerry Carl received an “AQ” grade, the highest possible endorsement while Carl’s opponent James Averhart, who received an “F” grade. According to the NRA-PVF, a candidate with an “AQ” grade is described as, “A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate’s responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.”
In the Second Congressional District, the NRA-PVF gave Barry Moore with an “A” grade while Democratic nominee Phyllis Harvey-Hall received an “F” grade. Incumbent congressmen who also received “A” ratings were U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (AL-03), Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Mo Brooks (AL-05), and Gary Palmer (AL-06).
In Alabama’s Senate race Yellowhammer News reported the NRA has endorsed Republican nominee Tommy Tuberville over U.S. Senator Doug Jones. Tuberville received an “AQ” grade, and Jones received a “D” grade. A “D” grade means the candidate is, “An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation and opposes pro-gun reforms. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.”
“Too many members of the U.S. Congress believe that the Second Amendment is merely a suggestion and not a hard-earned constitutional right. Whether it is for hunting, sport shooting, home defense, or simply because they want one, every law-abiding U.S. citizen has the right to own a gun, and I will go toe-to-toe with any lawmaker who tries to take away that freedom,” Tuberville commented.