The National Rifle Association is spending more than double what it spent in 2012 on ads promoting the GOP presidential nominee and against the Democrat, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The gun rights group has spent more than $26.8 million on ads boosting Donald Trump's campaign or to defeat Hillary Clinton, the Journal wrote, citing Federal Election Commission records.
The NRA is far outspending anyone else backing Trump, with Rebuilding America Now coming in second at under $17 million.
"No other outside group committed the necessary resources to defeat Hillary Clinton, so the NRA had to fill the holes," Jennifer Baker, spokeswoman for the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action, told the Journal.
The NRA also endorsed Trump earlier than it had ever backed a presidential candidate before.
Supreme Court appointments are a major concern for the group, as Second Amendment advocates fear Clinton will appoint justices favorable to restricting gun rights. Trump has vowed to do the opposite, and has already released a list of names in the vein of recently deceased Justice Antonin Scalia from whom he said he will choose from.
The NRA's ads this election cycle focus not only on gun rights for the first time. One ad was critical of Clinton's leadership as secretary of state when terrorists killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Another is critical of her use of a private email server.
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