State Representative Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) earned another top-tier endorsement, this time from the National Rifle Association, in his campaign to win the Republican nomination in the Sixth Congressional District.
Matheny faces former Judge Robert Corlew and businessman John Rose in the August 2 primary for the GOP nomination. The winner of that primary will be the favorite to win the general election contest to replace Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-06), who is running for governor.
“Thank you to the NRA for all they do to preserve our Second Amendment and for recognizing my unwavering support for the same. I have never and will never compromise on our Constitutional rights. I am a known and proven quantity – by far the best man for the job!” Matheny said in a statement released by his campaign on Friday.
The campaign notes the welcome endorsement comes “in the wake of his educational 10th Annual Machine Gun Shoot held for the public, law enforcement, military, and the General Assembly.”
Matheny, the statement added, “is known for his steadfast conservative voting record in the state house, and says that every decision he makes is viewed through the lens of his core principles of protecting life, the 2nd Amendment, and following the Constitution.”
Matheny was endorsed last fall by the House Freedom Caucus. Last month, a leading member of that caucus, Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA), came to Nashville to re-enforce that endorsement.
With a Cook PVI (partisan voting index) of R+24, whomever emerges with the Republican nomination is almost sure to win the general election in the Fall.
Early Voting began Friday and will run through July 28th. Sixth district voters can find their polling places and hours here.