Timothy Cook, who is running for NC District 59, called YES! Weekly to say he was endorsed by the National Rifle Association. His opponent Jon Hardister received the same rating from the pro-gun organization, while the third Republican candidate Sharon Kasica was not rated by the group.
"It’s important because I
believe in standing up to our constitutional right," Cook said of the endorsement, adding that his campaign is focused on property and gun rights. "My message is still out there and people like the sound of it."
The full list of NRA endorsements is available here, and includes other candidates such as Howard Coble, Trudy Wade and Democrat Earl Jones. Make sure to check out our elections coverage in this week's issue out today!