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This Tennessee Democrat Claims He’s A-Rated By the NRA. The NRA Disagrees.

Tennessee’s former governor and current U.S. Senate candidate tried pulling a fast one on voters. It didn’t work.

By NTK Staff | 09.21.2018 @11:15am
This Tennessee Democrat Claims He’s A-Rated By the NRA. The NRA Disagrees.

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN) is feeling nostalgic. His Senate race opponent, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), earned an endorsement from the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Wednesday, and, in an apparent act of desperation, Bredesen is running an ad claiming to have an A-rating from the group.

But that hasn’t been true since the early 2000s, when Bredesen was governor. Today, the NRA gives the Democrat a ‘D’ rating, and they didn’t shy away from telling Bredesen that his ad is intentionally misleading Tennessee voters.

“Phil Bredesen is a ‘D’ rated candidate, and he will not protect our constitutional rights in Washington, D.C.,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA Political Victory Fund in a press release Thursday. “Tennesseans should not be fooled by his false and misleading campaign ads.”

The group put out a press release further detailing Bredesen’s shortcomings:

Phil Bredesen has earned a “D” rating from the National Rifle Association. He supports criminalizing private firearm transfers between lifelong friends and many family members. He also supports a federal gun database and refuses to oppose burdensome and unnecessary restrictions on ammunition. As governor, Phil Bredesen vetoed protections for concealed carry permit holders and opposed allowing law-abiding Tennesseans to carry a firearm for self-defense in the manner that best suits their needs.

If sent to Washington, Bredesen will not “think for himself,” as his ad states. Instead, he will support the Schumer/Pelosi gun control agenda and vote to restrict the freedoms of law-abiding Americans.

The RealClearPolitics average for the Tennessee Senate race is a tie. The two most recent public polls showed Bredesen leading by five and Blackburn leading by three.

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