Monday, July 19, 2010

NRA Endorses Rob Teilhet for Attorney General

Today, State Representative and candidate for Attorney General, Rob Teilhet, became the only Democrat in the race for Attorney General to be endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA). The NRA gave him the highest rating—an “A”—for his strong record defending the 2nd Amendment.

The NRA endorses candidates not on party lines, but on their demonstrated records on gun-related issues. Their website states, “Our endorsement is not given lightly; it is something that is reserved for those candidates who meet certain criteria and something that must be earned.”

“I’m proud to be endorsed by the NRA. I firmly believe that all law-abiding citizens have the right to bear arms as guaranteed to them by our nation’s constitution,” said Rep. Teilhet.

Today’s endorsement adds to a growing list of support. Other endorsers include: elected members of the Atlanta City Council Michael Julian Bond, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Alex Wan. Other endorsers include former prosecutor, Speaker of the House, Lt. Governor, appellate judge and Supreme Court Justice George T. Smith, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, the IBEW Local 613, the Teamsters, Marshal Greg Countryman of Muscogee County, former legislator and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Martin, DeKalb Solicitor General Robert James, Civil Rights Leaders Representative Tyrone Brooks and Elder Bill Harris, the Chairmen of the Legislative Black Caucus, Senator Emanuel Jones, and well over 50 current and former Democratic members of the state legislature.

Rob Teilhet’s campaign for Attorney General focuses on protecting Georgia’s children, crime prevention, ethics in government, and consumer protection. Teilhet is widely known as a champion in the General Assembly for protecting Georgians from rip-offs and con artists. He has been a reliable supporter of law enforcement and crime victims as a member of the House Judiciary Committee. Teilhet has also consistently fought for stronger ethics laws.

This is a huge endorsement for Teilhet. The NRA has a good track record in endorsing candidates.


Anonymous said...

An NRA endorsement isn't really going to sway me either way. I'm not voting for the guy - he's as sleazy as sleazy gets. The guy has run a campaign of lies against his fellow Democrat because he has no record to run on.

Keith McCants said...

I was surprised to hear the NRA endorsed Teilhet. A lot of other peopel feel the same way you do.

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