In today’s edition of dueling endorsements from Georgia’s 9th district, Martha Zoller is trumpeting a new endorsement from the American Conservative Union PAC (see updated post) while Doug Collins has earned the backing of the National Rifle Association.
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Press releases follow:
ZOLLER WINS TEA PARTY STRAW POLL,
EARNS AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION ENDORSEMENT
(Gainesville, GA) – Conservative firebrand and leading candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District, Martha Zoller, won the Fannin County Tea Party Patriots’ Primary Preference Poll this weekend and further solidified her rock-solid conservative credentials by earning the endorsement of the American Conservative Union PAC (ACU-PAC).
“I am honored to have such strong support from the Tea Party Patriots in Fannin County and throughout Georgia’s 9th Congressional District,” said Zoller. “Since its inception, the Tea Party movement has fought tooth and nail to slash federal spending, reduce the national debt, and reform our broken and burdensome tax code. I look forward to working with local Tea Party organizations and conservatives throughout north Georgia to stop President Obama’s liberal agenda and put this country back on the path to prosperity.”
Since declaring her candidacy in September, Zoller has won straw polls in Athens-Clarke, South Hall, and Hall Counties.
“For the last thirteen years, I’ve worked hand-in-hand with the American Conservative Union to promote constitutional governance, free markets and capitalism, and personal responsibility,” said Zoller. “I am thrilled to have their strong support in the final weeks of the campaign and appreciate their efforts to ensure that bold conservatives like myself win on Election Day.”
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union is America’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization. The American Conservative Union Political Action Committee, ACU PAC, supports candidates for office who reflect the conservative principles on which ACU was founded.
Martha Zoller is also endorsed by: FreedomWorks, Susan B. Anthony List, Georgia Right to Life, She-PAC, Maggie’s List, Conservative Action Fund, Move America Forward, Docs 4 Patient Care, Herman Cain, and conservative talk show hosts Erick Erickson, Mark Levin, and Sean Hannity.
And From Rep. Doug Collins:
NRA ENDORSES DOUG COLLINS
National Rifle Association gives Collins A rating, supports his candidacy in GA09
Gainesville, GA — State Representative and Congressional candidate Doug Collins (R-Gainesville) has been endorsed by the largest gun rights advocacy group in the United States, the National Rifle Association (NRA). Collins released the following statement after receiving the endorsement:
“As a lifelong gun owner and NRA member, protecting our Second Amendment rights has always been important to me. I grew up the son of a Georgia State Patrolman who taught me to respect guns and the rights that were granted to us under the Constitution. I’ve now taught my two boys this same American lesson, and I feel it’s my obligation to ensure they have the opportunity to pass along this important legacy to their children one day.
“After six years in the Georgia House, I have a record of fighting to expand gun owners’ rights at the state level. I vow to represent the 9th District with the same conservative values beginning in January. I thank the NRA for its support, and I look forward to working alongside this group in Washington.”
James J. Baker, Director of Federal Affairs for the NRA, noted Collins’ strong pro-gun legislative voting record in his endorsement letter:
“During your tenure in the Georgia State House, you have been a strong and consistent supporter of the Second Amendment. You voted for House Bill 89, an all around right-to-carry reform bill that expanded right-to-carry for permit holders to public transportation, state parks and restaurants among other places. You also voted for Senate Bill 350 that requires state and local law enforcement agencies to return seized firearms no longer being held for evidentiary purposes to lawful owners within 30 days of final judgment on a case.
“Again, thank you for your unwavering support of the Second Amendment and we urge our members, gun owners and sportsmen in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District to vote for you in the upcoming July 31st Republican primary.”