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NRA Begins Ad Push to Support Sessions for AG, Pressure Dems

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017 07:22 PM

The National Rifle Association is putting pressure on Senate Democrats who are either on the fence or do not support Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

Sessions should have enough votes to secure his confirmation to the post, but the NRA's move is aimed at Democrats up for re-election 2018.

"Jeff Sessions strongly supports our Second Amendment rights and will work tirelessly to defend them," Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, told Politico. "He knows the difference between violent criminals and law-abiding citizens, and will support law enforcement's efforts to get law-breakers off the streets."

As Politico notes, these three Democrats are on the fence about Sessions and are up for re-election in the upcoming midterms: Sens. Joe Donnelly (Indiana), Jon Tester (Montana), and Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota).

The NRA's campaign will feature an ad on Fox News and digital news outlets. Called "Confirm Jeff Sessions," the ad highlights attacks on police during former President Barack Obama's administration and argues that Sessions will respect members of the law enforcement community.

"After eight years of political elites abandoning police, we need an attorney general who supports police," the narrator in the ad says. "That's Jeff Sessions. He will get criminals off our streets and protect the Second Amendment. Call your senators, tell them to confirm Jeff Sessions as attorney general."

The list of Democratic senators who will not vote to confirm Sessions as attorney general includes Sens. Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Bob Casey (Pennsylvania), Bill Nelson (Florida), and Debbie Stabenow (Michigan).

One Democrat who does support Sessions to lead the Department of Justice is West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who also backs President Donald Trump's plans to build the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines.

The NRA announced its endorsement of Trump last May.

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