The NRA has endorsed Brad Little for Governor, Scott Bedke for Lt. Governor, Lawrence Wasden for Attorney General, and Mike Simpson for Congress.
Endorsements from the NRA come through the NRA-Political Victory Fund. The organization also rates each candidate in the race.
For Governor, the NRA had the following ratings:
Brad Little: A+
Janice McGeachin: A
Ed Humphreys: AQ
Cody Usabel: AQ
Ashley Jackson: AQ
Ben Cannady: AQ
Steve Bradshaw: ?
Lisa Marie: ?
For the Lt. Governor’s race, here are the NRA’s ratings:
Scott Bedke: A+
Priscilla Giddings: A
Daniel Gasiorowski: ?
In the Attorney General’s race, the NRA has the following ratings:
Lawrence Wasden: A
Raul Labrador: A
Art Macomber: AQ
Finally, for the 2nd Congressional District race, the NRA posted these ratings for each of the candidates:
Mike Simpson: A
Bryan Smith: AQ
Flint Christensen: AQ
Daniel Levy: ?
Chris Porter: ?
For those unfamiliar with the NRA’s rating system, here is how they define each of the ratings:
The PVF defines its grading system as follows:
A+: A legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
A: Solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.
AQ: A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate’s responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.
B: A generally pro-gun candidate. However, a “B” candidate may have opposed some pro-gun reform or supported some restrictive legislation in the past.
D: An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation and opposes pro-gun reforms. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.
Idaho’s primary election is on May 17. Early voting is underway across the state until next Friday.
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