The NRA fund cited Meadows as a “candidate who strongly supports our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage” and awarded her an “AQ” rating, the highest rating given by the prominent gun rights organization.
The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund announced this week that it endorsed Charlotte Meadows in the runoff for a Montgomery seat in the Alabama House of Representatives.
“I am a strong supporter, and have always been a strong supporter, of our Second Amendment rights and our constitutional freedoms. Our campaign is gaining momentum because more and more people are seeing that there are significant differences between the candidates in this campaign and that I am the consistent, conservative candidate,” Meadows said in a statement.
Meadows, former president of the Montgomery County Board of Education, faces fellow Republican Dimitri Polizos in a Nov. 19 runoff. There are no Democrats or independents running for the seat so the winner will join colleagues when the Legislature returns for its regular session in January.
“Interestingly, I was never contacted by the NRA to ask me my views on the right to bear arms, but as an NRA member and long-time gun owner, I am certain my opponent is no more committed to the Second Amendment than I am,” Polizos said in a statement released by his campaign.
Polizos, a Montgomery County commissioner and restaurant owner, pointed to Montgomery County Sheriff D.T. Marshall, a Democrat, assisting his campaign “because he knows my record.”
Meadows also recently received the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association PAC.
The PAC for the Alabama Farmers Federation endorsed Polizos, a Montgomery County commissioner and restaurant owner.
Polizos finished well ahead of Meadows and school board member Heather Sellers in the Oct. 8 primary, but did not secure the 50 percent necessary to avoid a runoff.
– posted by Sebastian Kitchen