The National Rifle Association has reportedly postponed an ad buy it was set to roll out in the Virginia Governor’s race, in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting massacre.
According to the political ad buying company Medium Buying, the NRA has suspended its campaign for eight days. It will now begin on Oct. 10.
VA-Gov: NRA-PVF TV ad spending that was scheduled to start tomorrow has been postponed. New start date is 10/10.
— Medium Buying (@mediumbuyingllc) October 2, 2017
The NRA has endorsed Republican candidate Ed Gillespie in the race to succeed Virginia’s current Democratic Governor Terry McAullife. The organization gives Gillespie an A rating, while tagging his Democratic opponent, Ralph Northam, with an F grade.
“We need to elect leaders in the Commonwealth who will support our rights,” the NRA posted on its website. “Ed Gillespie is the clear choice in the race for Virginia governor. He has earned an A rating from the NRA-[Political Victory Fund] for his strong support of the Second Amendment and will ensure that law-abiding Virginians have the ability to protect and defend themselves.”
Northam, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch has canceled a series of anti-gun violence campaign events which were slated to take place on Monday in Northern Virginia.
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