We’re getting lots of buzz that the NRA intends to enter the Secretary of State’s race and endorse Bill Stephens. It will be interesting to see if they actually do this and if it can help him.
Speaking from personal campaign experience, when you have a group rushing in at the last minute to help you, it seems to be an admission that you are in second place. But, the NRA, being a credible organization, would not come in guns blazing (pun intended) unless it really thought it could give Stephens the push he needs.
This will be an interesting seven days.
[UPDATE]: A tipster tells me Katie Grove worked at NRA. That might have something to do with this.
Being a powerful, influential member of the blogosphere, I have done some digging. While the Stephens campaign is apparently expecting this, they probably ought not to hold their breath. What once was will not be.
[UPDATE] An emailer points out that while Bill Stephens has Katie Grove, Karen Handel has Bob Barr.