Republican congressional nominee Kat Cammack announced on Monday that she picked up an endorsement from the National Rifle Association (NRA) in her bid to succeed her former boss, Congressman Ted Yoho, in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District,
The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is the NRA’s political action committee. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire.
Cammack said she was honored to receive today’s endorsement from the NRA.
“I strongly believe our right to carry shall not be infringed. As a concealed carry permit holder and wife to a first responder, I am adamant about protecting the Second Amendment, as one of the most basic American rights,” Cammack said in a press release.
“As a board member of the Alachua County Friends of the NRA, I have put my passion for protecting gun rights into action. When I was serving as a Deputy Chief of Staff within the District, I was proud to fight to protect our gun rights on Capitol Hill. I look forward to defending guns against any attempt by the Left to take them away.”
Cammack, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, has been transparent about her views on guns throughout her campaign. She released an ad, titled “Well-Regulated,” back in August detailing her stance on the right to carry while highlighting her “A” rating from the NRA.
I strongly believe our right to carry shall not be infringed. As a concealed carry permit holder and wife to a first responder, I am adamant about protecting the Second Amendment, as one of the most basic American rights. #fl03 #flapol @NRA https://t.co/sS3McdKA47… pic.twitter.com/WVqazGlBp7
— Kat Cammack (@Kat_Cammack) September 14, 2020
The NRA joins a host of political officials and groups to line up behind Cammack as she sets her sights on November. Some of those endorsements include U.S. Senator Rand Paul, Florida Senator Dennis Baxley, Florida State Representative Bobby Payne, and a list of local leaders and activists.
The endorsement also comes days after Cammack scored an endorsement from President Donald Trump.
The former deputy chief of staff pulled off a Republican primary victory on Aug.18, dispatching 9 other Republican candidates by earning 25 percent of the vote and cruising to a well-earned win.
With the victory, Cammack will now face off against Democrat Adam Christensen. The matchup, however, bodes well for Cammack, who will benefit from her name recognition and experience in the district.
CD 3 includes Alachua, Bradford, Marion, Union, Putnam, and Clay counties and is largely made up of Republican voters. Yoho won the red district in 2016 earning 57.6% of the vote.