Cornyn Wins NRA Endorsement over Stockman for Senate Primaries
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas won a key endorsement Wednesday from the National Rifle Association, as he fights off a GOP primary challenge from Rep. Steve Stockman on his right.
The endorsement is a blow to Stockman, who invited NRA board member Ted Nugent to President Obama’s State of the Union address and once raffled off a Bushmaster AR-15 by noting it is “the No. 1 firearm on the gun banners’ wish list.”
Cornyn has long opposed gun control efforts and was against a Senate proposal to expand background checks on potential gun owners. He introduced a bill that would allow Texans and other Americans with gun permits to carry concealed weapons across state lines.