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23 September 2008

In Case You Missed It: The NRA Endorsed John Barrow & Jim Marshall

From the AJC Political Insider

My Washington colleague Julia Malone sends word that the National Rifle Association has just endorsed the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the Savannah Democrat. [Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, "The NRA endorses Barrow over Republican challenger in the 12th District race", September 22, 2008]

The gun group is also backing that other embattled white Democrat, Jim Marshall of Macon. Marshall’s office just shipped us the letter. [Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, "More NRA stuff: The gun group has endorsed Marshall, too", September 22, 2008]

No doubt the NRA's endorsement of the Democrats in two of Georgia's most competitive congressional districts does little to help the Republicans campaigning against them. That the NRA would choose to endorse John Barrow and Jim Marshall only serves to bolster the two Democrats' conservative credentials.