Rep. Shuster is facing a serious primary challenger from his right in the form of Art Halvorson.
As a result, the NRA is stepping in and vouching for the incumbent ahead of the April 26th election.
“Thank you for your steadfast support of the Second Amendment,” NRA Chairman Chris Cox stated while pointing to Shuster’s “A” grade from the interest group.
“As a consistent and effective advocate for Pennsylvania gun owners, I’m proud to have earned the support of the NRA this year for my work on important issues,” Shuster responded. “While our work to stop Obama’s radical anti-gun agenda will continue, I am hopeful that under a new Republican president we can continue advancing the rights of all gun owners as guaranteed by our Second Amendment.”
The 9th Congressional District consists of all or parts of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.