GOA Celebrates Electoral Wins

GOA Celebrates Electoral Wins
— May was a good month at the polls for gun owners

Gun Owners of America
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Friday, May 26, 2006

Ohio Governor

In Ohio, stalwart pro-gunner Ken Blackwell won the Republican nomination for Governor. This November, Blackwell faces a grueling battle against a moderate Democrat.

Gun Owners of America — Political Victory Fund endorsed and supported Blackwell in his primary win and will work hard in the months to come to help push this friend of the Second Amendment to victory in November. Visit Ken on the web at http://www.kenblackwell.com.

Ohio 4th Congressional

Also in Ohio, pro-gun state senator James Jordan won a primary for an open U.S. House seat. In his two terms in the senate, Jordan has proven himself to be a strong voice for the right to keep and bear arms.

This seat, which opened up due to the retirement of Michael Oxley, has been reliably Republican. Nevertheless, GOA-PVF will take nothing for granted and will continue supporting Jordan vigorously.

The current representative is “C” rated by GOA, making Jordan’s victory an upgrade for gun owners’ rights. Please visit Jim Jordan on the web at http://www.jimjordanforcongress.com.

Idaho 1st Congressional

Gun Owners of America — Political Victory Fund was the only national gun rights group to endorse Bill Sali for Congress. Sali won a brutal 6-way primary with 25% of the vote.

For 12 years in the state house, Sali was more than just a reliable vote for conservatives; he is well known as a leader not afraid to take on the establishment. National democrats have already made known their plans to smear Sali as “too extreme.” Learn more about this pro-gun candidate at http://www.billsali.com.

Minnesota 6th Congressional

Conservative firebrand Michelle Bachman emerged victorious in a Republican Party convention in mid-May, and will appear on the November ballot.

In her first run at political office in 2000, Bachman took out a 28-year incumbent liberal Republican legislator. She has not looked back since.

Probably no candidate in the country will be attacked as fiercely as Michelle Bachman for standing up to the liberal anti-gun establishment.

Nebraska 3rd Congressional

Pro-gun state senator Adrian Smith won the Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Tom Osborne. The retiring representative earned only a “C” rating from GOA, so even though this seat may not change parties, it is a great improvement for gun owners.

Adrian Smith is “A” rated with GOA, not based on words only, but also on his voting record in the state legislature. GOA-PVF looks forward to working with Adrian Smith during this campaign and in the next Congress. Adrian’s website is http://www.joinadrian.com.

These are just a few of the races Gun Owners of America is watching and working on for you. GOA’s Political Action Committee is a vital component to GOA’s overall goal of protecting and restoring the Second Amendment.

GOA will provide updates on other important primary races throughout the summer.

Until then, have a safe and happy Memorial Day.