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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 10:51 AM

 

NRA Shows Its Support for Donald Trump With Big Ad Spending

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump, who has seen the Republican establishment’s support for his presidential candidacy deteriorate in recent weeks, has found a stalwart in one conservative institution: the National Rifle Association.

The group has spent more than $26.8 million on ads promoting Mr. Trump and attacking Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. That’s more than twice what it spent at this point in the 2012 election and more than any other outside group backing the GOP ticket in 2016, according to Federal Election Commission records. The next biggest spending pro-Trump group, Rebuilding America Now, has spent less than $17 million on advertising.

“No other outside group committed the necessary resources to defeat Hillary Clinton so the NRA had to fill the holes,” said Jennifer Baker, spokeswoman for the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action.


The pro-gun-rights group endorsed Mr. Trump earlier than it had with any other presidential candidate—a fact he mentions frequently on the campaign trail. And the GOP convention speech by Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s political and lobbying arm, was the group’s first appearance at a national party convention.


Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/nra-shows-its-support-for-donald-trump-with-big-ad-spending-1477431363

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stone space Oct 2016 OP
IronLionZion Oct 2016 #1
Old Vet Oct 2016 #2
hack89 Oct 2016 #3
DrToast Oct 2016 #4
onehandle Oct 2016 #5
sarae Oct 2016 #6
TonyPDX Oct 2016 #7
Dr. Strange Oct 2016 #9

Response to stone space (Original post)

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 11:04 AM

1. Hillary's comin to git yer guns

just like Obama did.

Good that they're wasting their money. They've been losing membership and political clout.

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 11:23 AM

2. Mitch McConnel mentioned today about a 20 million dollar influx also for down ballot support........

Heard on news it was a single donation only for down ballot races.

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 11:28 AM

3. Time to buy gun stocks

there is going to be a run when Hillary wins.

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 11:30 AM

4. What the hell? I thought Obama was gonna outlaw guns?!

We still have the NRA?!

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 11:31 AM

5. Gun culture likes a racist rapist. Shocker! nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 11:53 AM

6. National Rapists Assoc. / National Racists Assoc.

They stand behind rapists and racists EVERY SINGLE TIME.


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Response to stone space (Original post)

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 12:06 PM

7. Good. I hope they waste a lot more money on this loser.

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Response to TonyPDX (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 12:31 PM

9. Exactly.

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