In case you missed it last night, Republican David Jolly won the special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District. The victory was seen as an indictment of Democratic support for Obamacare, but the National Rifle Association also went home victorious last night after helping to provide resources that boosted Jolly to a win.
“On behalf of our 5 million members, I'd like to congratulate David Jolly on his victory in Florida's 13th congressional district. David Jolly's victory is a victory for the Second Amendment,” NRA-Political Victory Fund Executive Director Chris W. Cox said in a statement. “Voters had a clear choice between Jolly who earned the endorsement of the NRA-PVF because of his commitment to protecting our fundamental Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and Alex Sink who earned an F-rating from the NRA-PVF and who aligned herself with Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun agenda. The NRA mobilized our members and pro-gun voters in this congressional district. Thanks to our members who voted early and turned out yesterday to vote, their efforts made a significant difference and helped win the day for the only candidate in this race who supported their right to Bear Arms, their hunting heritage and their right to self-defense. I look forward to working with David Jolly in Congress to protect our Second Amendment rights."
The NRA is also gearing up for the 2014 midterm elections.