THE REAL NRA ENDORSEMENT BELONGS TO REP. GEORGE RAUSCHER
The National Rifle Association endorsed Rep. George Rauscher, who carries an A+ rating from the organization, the highest rating possible.
The NRA rating and endorsement is coveted by candidates in District 9, where 90 percent of voters own some kind of firearm.
But a voter would be forgiven if he or she had been fooled into thinking that Rauscher’s challenger, Jim Colver, has the NRA endorsement, because Laborers 341 President Joey Merrick is sending out fake NRA endorsements of Jim Colver, Rauscher’s main opponent.
Former Rep. Jim Colver might not need that kind of help from Merrick, because he is already suffering from the reputation of being a poser.
Faking an NRA endorsement is something the organization doesn’t take lightly.
Joey Merrick has at least $22,000 committed for mailed material to get Colver back in office, as he Colver is a collaborator with Democrats and was an information conduit to the Walker Administration when he served as a legislator.
Merrick’s wife, Kelly Merrick, is a candidate for office in District 14, Eagle River. She’s also running as a Republican, although Must Read Alaska found she had contributed the maximum amount allowed to the campaign of AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami when he challenged Republican Sen. Cathy Giessel in 2016. She also donated to the candidacy of Gov. Bill Walker. The Merricks have a long history of supporting Democrats and faux-independents.
Must Read Alaska went to the source material from the NRA and discovered that Rauscher is correct in claiming the endorsement: