Romney Claimed NRA Endorsement He Never Had

Posted by | December 17, 2007 15:36 | Filed under: Top Stories

The WAPO is referring to his Sunday MTP appearance:

In answer to questions about whether he would sign an assault weapons ban, Romney said: “Just as the president said, he would have, he would have signed that bill if it came to his desk, and so would have I. And, and, and yet I also was pleased to have the support of the NRA when I ran for governor. I sought it, I seek it now. I’d love to have their support.”
Later in the interview, he added the following:
“I just talked about, about guns. I told you what my position was, and what I, what I did as governor; the fact that I received the endorsement of the NRA.”
The problem?
He was never endorsed by the NRA, and didn’t have their official support during his 2002 gubernatorial campaign.

The Romney campaign is bragging that the NRA gave him a “B” grade rating in that race. What they’re NOT saying that Romney’s Democratic opponent, Shannon O’Brien had an “A” rating from the NRA.

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