Tuesday | September 24, 2002
NRA endorses Alabama Dem
In a shock to the Alabama GOP, NRA head Charlton Heston has endorsed embattled Democratic governor Don Siegelman's reelection bid.
What's funny is that Heston was in Alabama on the state GOP's dime, campaigning for GOP candidates (including sharing the stage with GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Riley), when he struck his deal with Siegelman. Republicans are foaming at the mouth (as happens when conservative groups back a Democrat):
Heston's Republican hosts accused Siegelman of taking advantage of their guest. State GOP Chairman Marty Connors told reporters that the endorsement was "suspect" and represented "a gross manipulation of Mr. Heston."Posted September 24, 2002 07:54 AM | Comments (0)