falsely claimed on a campaign flyer that he was endorsed by the NRA.
backers also objected to Grot’s reference to a “100% pro-life record” as
the former Sterling Heights City Council member and county commissioner has
never held an office that dealt with abortion issues. Grot is endorsed by
Right to Life of Michigan, but so is Lucido.
by the association’s PAC:
No Endorsements by the NRA in Michigan House District 36 Primary Election This Year
Recently you may have seen a campaign flyer or received a postcard by the “Stan Grot for State Representative” campaign that includes a bullet point stating, “Defend Second Amendment (right to bear arms). Endorsed by NRA.” The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has not endorsed any candidate in House District 36 for the 2014 primary election.
Both Republican candidates in this primary election, Stan Grot and Peter Lucido, submitted responses to our state candidate questionnaire and each received an “AQ” rating from the NRA-PVF.
An “AQ” designates a “pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate’s responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.”
from Linda Kelly concerning an endorsement for the 36th District House of
who is campaigning for office in the upcoming August 5th Primary
election. In this email there was an attachment called:
makes it appear that the Romeo Area Tea Party is endorsing Peter J. Lucido for
the office of State Representative. This is causing a lot of confusion
with those who received it and because it is so misleading, we are now forced to
publicly respond to the situation. The Romeo Area Tea Party has
never made an endorsement of any candidate running for any office.
clearly: “To remain a non-partisan
policies…..our philosophy is to
While we do provide information on candidates and we will take a position on
certain political issues, we do not promote, or endorse any candidate for any
active member of RATP, but resigned in November of 2011 and since that time has
had no affiliation with our Group
Furthermore, please disregard any messaging that you may hear from any
candidate, or individual indicating that the RATP has endorsed someone.
It is simply untrue.
Romeo Area Tea Party – Leadership