NRA Endorses Bruce Poliquin

Jared Golden has a “D” rating from the NRA, an “F” from the Gun Owners of Maine, and refused to even talk with the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, who endorsed Poliquin

LEWISTON, Maine – Today, the National Rifle Association (NRA) announced their endorsement of Congressman Bruce Poliquin for reelection.

“I am proud to support the Second Amendment rights of the many thousands of lawful Maine gun owners in our State and will continue to work hard for Maine’s strong traditional outdoor heritage,” said Congressman Bruce Poliquin.

“Despite his nonstop attempts to lie to Maine sportsmen and voters with slick and deceptive TV ads, the truth is Jared Golden has a radical, leftist record and a “D” rating from the NRA,” said Brendan Conley, spokesperson for the Poliquin Campaign. “Congressman Poliquin holds an “A” rating from the NRA and is an unwavering supporter of Mainers’ Second Amendment rights.”

“Congressman Poliquin is a true champion of our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA-PVF chairman, “Bruce Poliquin will defend our fundamental constitutional rights. The NRA encourages all members, gun owners and sportsmen in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District to vote Bruce Poliquin for Congress in November.”

Congressman Poliquin now has the endorsement of the NRA and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and an “A+” rating from the Gun Owners of Maine.

Jared Golden has a “D” rating from the NRA, an “F” rating from the Gun Owners of Maine, and refused to even speak with the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine.

The Executive Director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine (SAM), David Trahan, said:

“In the Second District Congressional race, the SAM ILA endorsement went to Congressmen Bruce Poliquin. He has been a strong advocate for the Second Amendment, a tireless worker for the Second District, as well as a great congressman. We will work hard for his re-election.

“His opponent, Jared Golden, after several requests and follow-ups, did not send in his SAM ILA questionnaire. We have concerns with his D grade from the NRA and his reluctance to inform our members and supporters about his positions on issues ranging from land conservation to hunting and fishing. If he had engaged in a dialogue with our ILA Board of Directors we would have explored his links to a Massachusetts PAC, partially funded by gun control advocate, and ex-New York Michael Bloomberg. In addition, he would have had an opportunity to explain why he hired Mr. Bloomberg’s campaign manager, Bobby Reynolds, from the recently defeated Maine referendum campaign to expand background checks to private sales and temporary firearm transfers.”

Joe Turcotte