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Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today announced its endorsement of Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor and Secretary Jon Husted for lieutenant governor.

“Mike DeWine and Jon Husted support our right to keep and bear arms,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “Ohioans can trust Mike DeWine and Jon Husted to protect their constitutional right to self-defense.”

As attorney general, DeWine signed “friend of the court” briefs in several landmark cases, including Peruta v. California, which argued that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a firearm outside the home for self-defense. DeWine also supports national concealed carry reciprocity legislation, which would ensure Ohioans can protect themselves when crossing the state line.

As speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Jon Husted spearheaded the passage of improvements to Ohio’s concealed carry law to better protect law-abiding gun owners. When the legislation was vetoed by the governor, Husted led the veto override.

“The six million members of the National Rifle Association thank Mike DeWine and Jon Husted for their commitment to protecting the Second Amendment. In November, we encourage all freedom-loving Ohioans to vote for DeWine and Husted,” Cox concluded.


Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at NRA on Facebook and Twitter @NRA.