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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

NRA endorses Democrat Koster for Missouri governor

FAIRFAX, Va. -- The National Rifle Association Tuesday announced it has endorsed Democrat Chris Koster for Missouri governor.

Koster faces off this November against Republican and former Navy Seal Eric Greitens. 

“Chris Koster has never wavered from his Second Amendment beliefs," Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-Political Victory Fund. "For more than 17 years, he has fought to preserve the constitutional rights of law-abiding Missourians."

Koster earned the "A" rating from the NRA for what the group calls a commitment to the Second Amendment. The NRA notes his work as a state senator for Missouri's Right-to-Carry proposition. The NRA also praised his work as Missouri's attorney general. 

The NRA is proud to endorse Chris Koster and we urge Missouri’s gun owners and sportsmen to get out this November and vote to elect a governor with a proven record of fighting to preserve the Second Amendment,” said Cox. 

The NRA also announced endorsements for Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate Mike Parson, Republican attorney general candidate Josh Hawley, Republican Secretary of State candidate Jay Ashcroft and Republican Sate Treasurer candidate Eric Schmitt.