GOA Scores Another Win in Tuesday’s Primaries
— Colorado’s Ken Buck Joins Growing List of Pro-gun Candidates
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
As we inch closer to the all-important 2010 general election, Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund added one more name to the list of candidates who will come to Washington to slam the brakes on the Obama/Pelosi/Reid gun control agenda.
In Tuesday’s Republican primary in Colorado, Ken Buck won a hard fought victory with 52% of the vote.
Late in the campaign, Buck’s opponent criticized him for standing up for the rights of gun dealers when he worked as a federal prosecutor. In 1999, a U.S. Attorney appointed by President Clinton engaged in politically motivated prosecutions of several Colorado gun dealers. Buck took a bold stand to protect these businessmen and their Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the horrific Columbine shooting.
Ken Buck’s victory is the latest in a string of wins for GOA-endorsed candidates.
In May, GOA-PVF supported Rand Paul in a primary against the hand-picked candidate of the Washington Republican establishment. Paul coasted to victory, defeating his opponent by more than twenty percentage points.
Dr. Paul, an eye surgeon, faces Democrat career politician Jack Conway.
GOA-PVF also opposed the reelection of long-time incumbent Senator Bob Bennett of Utah. Bennett went down in defeat at a Republican Party state convention in May. Solid pro-gunner Mike Lee is favored to win the general election.
Another GOA-PVF candidate, Marco Rubio of Florida, avoided a primary altogether when his opponent dropped out of the Republican primary to run as an Independent.
And in what is the most watched, and maybe most important race in the country, GOA-PVF candidate Sharron Angle emerged victorious from a grueling three-way primary. Mrs. Angle, a staunch, conservative pro-gun former state legislator, will take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in November.
There are still several more Senate primaries to go before November. J.D. Hayworth in Arizona and Christine O’Donnell in Delaware is running against one of the most anti-gun members of Congress, Mike Castle.
GOA-PVF is also supporting Carly Fiorina, who is running against Sen. Barbara Boxer — one of the most anti-gun members of the U.S. Senate.
The 2010 elections may be the most important votes we cast in our lifetimes.