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Making the grade

Each election cycle, the group Gun Owners of America evaluates members of Congress on their positions on gun rights. Congratulations to David Price, who represents Orange and parts of Durham, Chatham and Wake counties, on an F minus. For once, that's a grade worth earning.

U.S. Senate

Richard Burr, Republican A

Kay Hagan, Democrat F

U.S. House

G.K. Butterfield, Democrat, 1st District F

Renee Ellmers, Republican, 2nd District A

David Price, Democrat, 4th District F-

Howard Coble, Republican, 6th District A

George Holding, Republican, 13th District A


$4.6 million

Amount the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Super PAC spent in 2012 trying to defeat Democrats. Eight of 10 Democrats opposed by the NRA won.

$2.7 million

Amount the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Super PAC spent in 2012 trying to elect Republicans. Twenty-three of 47 GOP candidates supported by the NRA lost.

Source: Center for Responsive Politics


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