ST. LOUIS – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced their endorsement of Chris Koster’s campaign for governor. The NRA-PVF cited Attorney General Koster’s longstanding support of Second Amendment rights as the key reason for their endorsement.
“I am pleased to receive the endorsement of the NRA,” said Koster. “As a rural prosecutor, State Senator, and now as Attorney General, I have long defended Missouri’s hunting heritage and Second Amendment rights. As Governor, I pledge to continue to protect the traditions and values of people across Missouri.”
The NRA-PVF also announced endorsements of Mike Parson for lieutenant governor, Josh Hawley for attorney general, John Ashcroft for secretary of state and Eric Schmitt for state treasurer. Koster is the only Democrat.
“On behalf of our 5 million members and Missouri’s law-abiding gun owners, we are proud to endorse strong Second Amendment supporters for statewide offices. As Bloomberg attempts to spread his extreme anti-gun agenda through state houses, it is crucial that we elect candidates who will stand up to those efforts and defend the rights of law-abiding Missourians,” concluded Cox.
You will find the NRA-PVF’s endorsement letter below and here.
It was debated whether the Democrat would receive the endorsement over Republican nominee Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, who has shown his love of guns in ads and received an “AQ” rating – the highest one can receive without an elected track record.
Koster is one of a small group of Democrats left in Missouri receiving the support of the NRA.
Recently, the attorney general filed for a declaratory judgment to protect concealed carry on the University of Missouri campus. The candidate announced last week in Twitter that he supports and will support, as governor, Project Exile.