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Thursday, August 3, 2017

NRA Backs Sen. Strange In Alabama Special Election

On Aug. 15, Alabama residents will head to the polls to select the replacement for Jeff Sessions, who resigned his Senate post to serve as U.S. Attorney General under President Donald Trump. Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley appointed Luther Strange to fill Session’s Senate seat in February.

In a crowded field of candidates—at this writing, nine Republicans and seven Democrats—one stands head and shoulders above the rest, says the National Rifle Association. The group’s Political Victory Fund (PVF) is running a series of radio ads in Huntsville and Florence-Muscle Shoals endorsing incumbent Sen. Luther Strange.

Only Strange, says the NRA, is working hard to guarantee that Alabama concealed-carry permits are recognized in all other states. They also point out that Strange has sponsored legislation to eliminate Barack Obama’s de facto gun registration scheme.

If a runoff is necessary following the primary, it would take place on Sept. 26. The general election will be Dec. 12.