Buckeye Firearms Assoc. announces more 2006 Primary endorsements

The Buckeye Firearms Association is proud to announce several more endorsements in both party primaries, focused on key races to be decided on May 2, 2006.

Endorsement announcements have been previously made for U.S. Congresswoman Jean Schmidt (R-2), and state Rep. Tim Schaeffer (R-33) for State Senate, and additional attention is now being brought into focus in races for party nominations for state Attorney General, Auditor of State, and state Representative, among others.

Attorney General, Republican Primary

The primary contest among for Attorney General, an office which will open in 2006 election because current Attorney General Jim Petro is making a bid for the Republican nomination for governor, deserves early focus.

Among Republicans, an announcement today by anti-self-defense State Auditor Betty Montgomery that she is entering this race forces an apparent three-way GOP primary contest between Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien and State Sen. Tim Grendell.

As a former state representative and now state senator who earned our endorsement on two previous occasions, Grendell's support of the 2nd Amendment's individual right for security and defence is exceptional. Grendell has been a solid supporter of many sportsmen issues and supports the right of self-defense. He understands the issues facing Ohioans and is well trained to provide solid service as Ohio's Attorney General. As such, Buckeye Firearms Association is proud to endorse Tim Grendell for his party's nomination to be Attorney General in the 2006 Republican primary contest.

Attorney General, Democratic Primary

In the Democrat primary, state Sen. Marc Dann is campaigning against Subodh Chandra, the former top prosecutor for the city of Cleveland.

Sen. Dann participated in an open carry 'Defense Walk' organized by Rick Kaleda (now Buckeye Firearms Association's Northeast Ohio Chair) back in 2003. Dann was a 2004 endorsee of this political action committee, and voted for Ohioans' right to carry a firearm for self-defense. He was helpful in committee in bringing good amendments to the table, and helpful in killing bad amendments, both of which have benefited all CHL-holders. And he has continued to be a leader working to improve our current law this session.

While we may disagree with Senator Dann on media access for CHL licenses, Senator Dann supports your right to keep and bear arms, including concealed carry. Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Marc Dann for his party's nomination to be Attorney General in the 2006 Democratic primary contest.

Auditor of State, Republican Primary

The office of state Auditor is being vacated by Betty Montgomery, who is well-known for opposing the right to bear arms for self-defense.

State Representative Mary Taylor, a two-time endorsee of this political action committee, is campaigning for her party's nomination to be Auditor of State, and thus far no other Republicans have announced that they will oppose her.

Among her peers, Taylor is regarded as knowledgeable, committed and articulate. As a state representative, she has been a strong advocate for self-defense and firearms rights in the Ohio House. Buckeye Firearms Association is proud to endorse Mary Taylor for her party's nomination to be Auditor of State in the 2006 Republican primary.

Other Races
Buckeye Firearms Association is also announcing endorsements in a Republican State Central Committee contest, a Republican state representative race, and another Congressional contest (this time on the Democratic side).

Click here for a complete list of 2006 Primary Election endorsements.

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