NRA Endorses Veteran Nevada Lawmaker Raggio

RENO (AP) - Veteran Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, facing his toughest re-election challenge in 20 years, has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund.

The group is urging all gun owners in Senate District 3 to vote in November for Raggio, who's facing opposition from fellow Republican Sharron Angle, a former assemblywoman who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2006.

NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox says the 81-year-old Reno lawmaker,
who was first elected in 1972, has received the highest rating
possible from the group because of his unwavering pro-gun support.

Cox says Raggio has demonstrated a "strong commitment" to the Second Amendment in the past and can be counted on to defend it in
the future.

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