By Tom Knighton
In the world of pro-gun candidates, the one entity you generally don’t want to piss off is the National Rifle Association. While many gun rights supporters may not be members of the group, most use the organization to vet candidates on their support for the Second Amendment. Earning the ire of the group that can send a lot of votes your way is probably not wise.
However, a Florida candidate agriculture commission managed to cross the group despite having already landed their endorsement.
An NRA-endorsed candidate for agriculture commissioner is “retooling” an ad after the gun-rights group said he made a “mistake” in assigning a failing grade to a primary opponent.
Marion Hammer, the National Rifle Association’s longtime Florida lobbyist, requested that the endorsed candidate, Matt Caldwell, apologize for the ad against Republican primary opponent Denise Grimsley.
Despite Hammer’s request, Caldwell, a state House member from North Fort Myers, issued a statement that adopted a less-conciliatory tone and continued to pound Grimsley’s gun-rights voting record.
Caldwell’s campaign recently sent out a print ad that assigned to Grimsley a “D” grade for 2016 that appeared to be from the NRA. But the gun-rights group, which grades candidates on how they vote on <a target="_blank" …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms