By Tom Knighton
If any political group supports a candidate for office, they expect certain things from that candidate. It’s just how the game is played.
No, this doesn’t mean they “own” the candidate or anything. The support from these groups comes because they believe the candidate aligns with them in the first place, but that makes it no less of a betrayal when the candidate takes office and goes against those positions.
As such, the National Rifle Association’s decision to pull support from Maryland’s governor makes perfect sense.
Maryland’s Republican governor lost the support of the National Rifle Association and had his ranking downgraded Saturday after signing gun control legislation.
— Sun Breaking News (@BaltSunBrk) September 22, 2018
The Baltimore Sun first reported that the organization wouldn’t endorse Gov. Larry Hogan during his re-election campaign as it had during his successful 2014 run for office.
The organization reduced Hogan’s “A-“ rating earned four years ago to a “C,” NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker told the Sun. The grading reflects how well the candidate protects the rights of gun owners.
Hogan had signed a series of gun control bills …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms