Second Amendment: I asked the National Rifle Association in an email today if they intend to endorse NH Senate Candidates for the September primary. They said that they will provide endorsements and grades about 2 weeks before the primary in order to take all information into account on www.nrapvf.org when you provide your NRA Member ID.
Gun owners of America have endorsed Senator Smith over Brown
Both former Senator Smith and Brown are neck and neck 10 to 12 points behind Shaheen. The fact that Senator Brown has avoided solidifying his Second Amendment position by deferring to his Campaign Chair on Second Amendment issues tells me that he is not being candid with voters.
The fact that Brown is widely endorsed by NH Republicans is perhaps because mainstream Republicans believe he can beat Senator Shaheen more so than any candidate but not because of his Second Amendment stance which still appears clear as mud.
Senator Bob Smith on the other hand appears to be surging. His Campaign is taking over the Rochester NH fairgrounds on August 29th for a huge gala Freedom Concert. Smith’s NRA credentials have been rock solid for years and his website says that in black and white. His candidacy surge means that he is going full tilt and money is arriving. Back a month ago he was looking mighty weak but today? What a difference! See Below!