By Micah Rate
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)
The 2018 midterm elections are less than a month away, and the Democratic Party’s candidate for Senate in Tennessee is struggling to keep the race competitive. Phil Bredesen, the state’s former governor, is down in the polls and he’s trying to gain back some ground. To do that, he must transcend party lines, and part of his plan is to tout an NRA rating he once had.
On Thursday, Bredesen tweeted a photo of him shooting a rifle along with the quote, “I’ve been a lifelong gun owner. As Governor I had an “A” rating from the NRA.”
There’s just one problem for Bredesen. His current rating is nowhere close to an “A.” And he has been called out once before for misleading Tennessee voters.
“I’ve been a life long gun owner. As Governor i had an “a” rating from the NRA.” pic.twitter.com/dVwoPmTkEu
— Phil Bredesen (@PhilBredesen) October 11, 2018
In late September, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) released a statement calling for Bredesen to retract his ad. The NRA says it’s “false and misleading,” and that Bredesen is citing an “incorrect grade” that “misleads voters by claiming to support the Second Amendment.” …Read the Rest
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