The NRA announced that it's backing Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, a Democrat, for reelection. Swanson is running for a secont term against Republican Chris Barden. Here's part of the release:
"Lori Swanson's commitment to preserving our Second Amendment freedoms has earned her the NRA-PVF endorsement," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. "Gun owners and hunters in Minnesota can trust Lori Swanson to fight for their Second Amendment rights.
Lori Swanson returned positive responses to the NRA-PVF candidate questionnaire and has been a strong and vocal supporter of our right to keep and bear arms while serving as Minnesota Attorney General. She also signed the important amicus brief in the McDonald case, arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that applies to all Americans.
"Lori Swanson's support for individual gun ownership rights has earned her an 'A+' rating -- the NRA-PVF's highest -- and endorsement from the NRA-PVF," Cox continued. "We ask all Minnesota gun owners, hunters and NRA members to vote Lori Swanson for Attorney General on November 2."
This is the kind of biased reporting that MPR is famous for. Republican candidate Chris Barden received a "perfect" score of AQ from the NRA, the highest rating possible for a non-incumbent. The NRA ratings are essentially a draw but MPR only reported one side.