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NRA endorses Hyde-Smith in U.S. Senate race

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Ahead of November’s special election, Cindy Hyde-Smith has picked up a high-profile endorsement. 

On Monday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed Cindy Hyde-Smith for U.S. Senate.

Hyde-Smith, a lifelong member of the NRA, has repeatedly voted in favor of Second Amendment rights, and she said that she will continue to do so.

“I have always supported citizens’ right to bear arms, and very much appreciate the NRA’s endorsement,” Hyde-Smith said. “I will always stand with the NRA to protect the Second Amendment.”

Representatives with the NRA’s Political Victory Fund made the announcement and stated that they believe Hyde-Smith is the right candidate to protect gun rights in the United States.

“Cindy Hyde-Smith is an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment and will work to ensure that our constitutional rights are protected,” said Chairman Chris W. Cox.  “Hyde-Smith will protect our right to keep and bear arms in the U.S. Senate and vote to confirm Supreme Court justices who respect the Second Amendment.”

During her time in Washington, Hyde-Smith has received an “A” rating from the NRA, and she has worked on several bills related to the second amendment. 

The organization stated that the appointed Senator has opposed “attempts to ban lawfully owned firearms, magazines, and ammunition, and she has stood against the gun control agenda.”

Hyde-Smith has also cosponsored concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would ensure that gun owners can carry a concealed firearm across state lines without inadvertently breaking the law.

Hyde-Smith will face off against State Senator Chris McDaniel (R), former Congressman Mike Espy (D) and Gautier resident Tobey Bartee (D) on November 6th.

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