NRA Gets Behind John Legg and Aaron Bean in State Senate Races
On Monday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida waded into two of the more competitive Republican legislative primaries in Florida when the groups backed House Speaker Pro Tempore John Legg, R-Port Richey, and former Rep. Aaron Bean for Senate seats.
“John Legg is like no other candidate in this race,” said Marion Hammer, the former president of the NRA and the executive director of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida, in a statement on Monday. “He has an impressive background of dedicated legislative service that has demonstrated his determination to fight for the cause of freedom, the Second Amendment and the protection of constitutional rights.”
Legg faces former Rep. Rob Wallace and security consultant John Korsack in the Republican primary on Aug. 14.
Bean got the support of the two groups over his Republican primary opponent -- Rep. Mike Weinstein, R-Jacksonville.
“Aaron Bean is a vocal supporter of the Second Amendment, self-defense and anti-crime issues,” said Hammer. “His exemplary pro-sportsmen, pro-Second Amendment, pro-freedom record has earned him not only our endorsement, but our gratitude for being a dedicated advocate of our fundamentals.”