A Minnesotan from each party earned NRA endorsements Wednesday, as Rep. Collin Peterson (D) and businessman Stewart Mills (R) garnered the group’s support. Peterson is a rare Democrat to gain the NRA’s backing.
“Throughout his career, Collin Peterson has consistently opposed all attempts to ban lawfully owned firearms and magazines and has stood strong against the Obama-Bloomberg agenda,” said the NRA’s Chris Cox.
The Mills campaign released a statement hailing the endorsement. “Over five million active NRA members, many of them in our part of Minnesota, know that the Second Amendment is about so much more than just hunting — and they know we need a representative who will stand up for those rights,” it said. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)