Alabama Third Congressional District: NRA gives Mike Rogers an A+ rating; Dem opponent Mallory Hagan receives an F
Earlier this month, the National Rifle Association-Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) released its report card rating candidates based on voting records, public statements and their responses to a questionnaire so that voters have the organization’s assessment of the candidates headed into the next month’s general election.
Coming out on top in the race between incumbent Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and his Democratic opponent Mallory Hagan was Rogers with an A+ rating. Hagan received an F rating.
That A+ rating is the highest among the seven-member Alabama U.S. House delegation.
According to the NRA-PVF website, an A+ rating means Rogers is a “legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.”
The F rating assigned to Hagan means she is a “true enemy of gun owners’ rights,” and is “a consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ rights and/or actively leads anti-gun legislative efforts, or sponsors anti-gun legislation,” per the NRA-PVF.
Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF, voiced his approval of Rogers’ candidacy and encouraged voters to cast their ballot for the Calhoun County Republican in next month’s election.
“Mike Rogers is a strong defender of our Second Amendment freedoms,” Cox said in a statement given to Yellowhammer News. “NRA members can trust Mike Rogers to stand-up to Nancy Pelosi and the Bloomberg-funded gun control groups in defense of our constitutional rights to self-defense. The NRA encourages all members, gun owners, and sportsmen to vote for Mike Rogers in November.”
In a tweet, Rogers said he was “proud” to receive the NRA=PVF’s A+ rating.
“I will always fight to protect our Second Amendment!” he added.
— Mike Rogers Campaign (@MikeRogersCamp) October 9, 2018