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Gun Rights Group Endorses Mooney In U.S. House Race

Reported: Mar. 20, 2014 5:57 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 20, 2014 6:04 PM EDT
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) – A national gun rights group has made its endorsement in the Republican primary race for West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional district.

The National Association for Gun Rights PAC announced its endorsement of former Maryland Republican Party chair Alex Mooney in the race to fill the seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.

"I am honored to receive the National Association for Gun Rights' endorsement," Mooney said in a news release. "NAGR is a grassroots organization working tirelessly to stand up for our Second Amendment rights.”

Mooney, a former Maryland state senator, moved to West Virginia in 2013, after withdrawing from a race for a U.S House seat in Maryland.

He faces Charlotte Lane, Steve Harrison, Ron Walters, Jr., Jim Moss, Ken Reed and Robert Fluharty in the May 13 Republican primary.

Mooney has been endorsed in the primary race by Tea Party Express, Gun Owners of America, the Family Research Council, Citizens United and Ann Coulter.



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