by Jennifer Swift
Jul 24, 2014
09:18 AM
Connecticut Politics

Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

New Haven Register file photos: Tom Foley, left, and John McKinney. Photos by Mara Lavitt and Arnold Gold

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley has gotten a B- from the National Rifle Association, while his competitor, John McKinney, was issued an F.

The NRA issued the grades based on a contender’s voting record and/or responses to a questionnaire.

A grade of B is issued to candidates who are “generally pro-gun ... but may have opposed some pro-gun reforms or supported some restrictive legislation in the past.”

Lieutenant governor candidate Penny Bacchiochi was given an A, while her opponents, Heather Somers and David Walker, received an A- and an AQ, respectively.

An A is “a solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support for the Second Amendment issues.”

An AQ is given to candidates whose rating is based solely on his or her responses to the candidate’s questionnaire and who does not have a voting record.

See the full story at the New Haven Register.

Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

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