Bob Corbin, who served 12 years as Arizona’s Attorney General and as national president of the National Rifle Association, has endorsed U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth in his bid to unseat Sen. John McCain.
“With an Obama Administration that is openly hostile to our rights as gun owners, we need a Senator like J.D. Hayworth protecting the Second Amendment,” Corbin said.
“For 12 years while he was in Congress, J.D. maintained a perfect ‘A’ rating from both the NRA and the Gun Owners of America,” Corbin said. On May 25, 2010, the NRA’s Political Victory Fund sent Hayworth a letter again giving him an “A” rating.
Hayworth said he was honored to have Corbin’s endorsement along with the endorsement of Gun Owners of America in his campaign against Sen. McCain.
In endorsing Hayworth, the Gun Owners of America (GOA) said: “John McCain has gone out of his way to earn the ire of conservatives and gun owners in his 20-plus years as a U.S. Senator from Arizona.” Watch this GOA ad exposing John McCain’s efforts to constrain our First and Second Amendment Rights.
Read what GOA’s Political Victory Fund says about McCain here.
Hayworth said: “Sen. McCain and I have real differences on the issue of guns and gun rights. In fact, the NRA called McCain ‘one of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of the second amendment’.”
McCain’s lifetime NRA rating is C+ for favoring a ban on small, inexpensive handguns, authoring a bill to close the “gun show loophole,” and wanting pilots to carry stun guns instead of hand guns.
“Official Washington tends to side with Washington insiders especially when they are incumbents,” said Hayworth spokesman Mark Sanders. “But people in Arizona are proud to stand with Hayworth who is a true defender of gun rights.”