NRA Backs Maggart’s Opponent

The National Rifle Association endorsed a tea party challenger in Sumner County, saying she “has demonstrated her leadership abilities which the state of Tennessee so badly needs today,” reports Chas Sisk.
The NRA Political Victory Fund said Wednesday it had formally decided to back Courtney Rogers, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, former Bridgestone Americas communications executive and one-time leader of Sumner United for Responsible Government, a tea party group.
Rogers is taking on House Republican Caucus Chair Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville, in the August primary. Maggart represents the 45th House District, which includes most of Hendersonville and portions of Goodlettsville.
The NRA said it had given Rogers an “AQ” rating, its highest grade for a candidate who has not held elected office. The rating was based on Rogers’ responses to an NRA questionnaire. The NRA announced its endorsement on the same day Gov. Bill Haslam headlined a fundraiser for Maggart.

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