WARSAW, Ind. (WANE) Third District Congressional candidate Pam Galloway has been awarded an A-plus rating by the National Rifle Association, the Republican’s campaign reported Thursday.
Galloway said the NRA’s Political Victory Fund announced her rating.
“I am honored to receive the NRA’s highest rating,” said Galloway. “The voters of the Third Congressional District can rest assured I will be the staunchest possible defender of their Second Amendment rights.”
A former Wisconsin State Senator and retired physician, Galloway, of Warsaw, announced her candidacy for the 3rd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in May. The seat is open due to incumbent Marlin Stutzman’s bid for the U.S. Senate.
Galloway’s campaign said while she served in the Wisconsin State Senate, she was the lead sponsor of that state’s Personal Protection Act, which secured the right of citizens to legally carry concealed weapons and established Wisconsin as a “shall issue” state.
It’s that consistent voting record that Galloway’s campaign said secured her the NRA’s top rating.
“An A+ rating is reserved for a legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment,” said NRA Chairman Chris W. Cox in a letter announcing Galloway’s grade.
State Sen. Jim Banks, State Sen. Liz Brown, former Whitley County Council member Scott Wise, Kosciusko County farmer Kip Tom and Galloway are all vying for the 3rd District seat on the Republican side. Tommy Schrader of Fort Wayne and Huntington video game shop owner Todd Nightenhelser have declared as Democrats.