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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:08 AM

Romney courts gun-rights group in presidential bid

By DAVID A. LIEB | Associated Press 11 hrs ago

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Running for the Senate in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney once assured voters in a state with strong gun-control laws: "I don't line up with the NRA." Now the likely Republican presidential nominee, Romney will headline the National Rifle Association's annual convention Friday and assure tens of thousands of gun-rights activists that he's squarely on their side.

Coming just days after rival Rick Santorum dropped out of the nomination race, the NRA convention in St. Louis provides Romney an opportunity to shore up his credentials with an important conservative constituency that badly wants to oust Democratic President Barack Obama.

Romney leads a list of prominent Republicans including Santorum, Newt Gingrich, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who are scheduled to address more than 65,000 convention registrants during a session billed as a "celebration of American values." Although Obama has virtually ignored gun issues during his term, the NRA considers him a foe and plans to mount an aggressive effort against him.

The NRA has spent $20 million to $30 million in past presidential elections, said NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam. It hopes to exceed that amount this year in an effort that is likely to include mail, phone calls and TV, radio, Internet and newspaper ads, he said.

More: http://news.yahoo.com/romney-courts-gun-rights-group-presidential-bid-190551661.html


Mitt Romney (H-Varmints) isn't exactly the most popular politician with the gun wackos, he's going to have to do something to let them know he's with them. The good thing for Mittens is that the irrational fear of all things Obama is strong with that crowd.

Stay tuned.

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:14 AM

1. "take off your sheets boys, it's a brand new day" - The Staples Singers nt

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:01 AM

2. Romney will give LaPierre a BJ and all will be fine.

No worries.

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:55 PM

3. hes talking now nt

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