Kansas: NRA Takes Up Arms for Ryun in Primary
Former Rep. Jim Ryun on Tuesday picked up a key endorsement from the National Rifle Association in his bid to outlast state Treasurer Lynn Jenkins in the 2nd district GOP primary.
The NRA gave Ryun an A grade for his record on Second Amendment issues; Jenkins received a C. The groups backing could prove crucial in the heavily rural, eastern Kansas seat.
I am honored to have the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, Ryun said in a statement.
The winner of the Aug. 5 primary will face freshman Rep. Nancy Boyda (D), who defeated Ryun in 2006 despite the Republican lean of the district.