NRA endorses Six for attorney general

TOPEKA – The National Rifle Association has thrown its support behind incumbent Attorney General Steve Six.

“On behalf of the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund and the tens of thousands of NRA members in Kansas, I am pleased to inform you of your ‘A’ rating and endorsement in the 2010 General Election for Attorney General,” Randy Kozuch, Director of State and Local Affairs at the NRA, wrote to Six’s campaign.

The association noted that Six had joined a “friend of the court” legal brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case McDonald v. Chicago. The brief argued that the Second Amendment guarantees a right that applies to all Americans.

“I’ve focused on keeping politics out of the Attorney General’s office and making the priority enforcing Kansas laws,” Six said in a written statement. “This endorsement is recognition of my commitment to protecting Second Amendment rights and the rights of Kansans to defend themselves.”

Six, a Democrat, is running against Senate Republican Leader Sen. Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, for the state’s top prosecutor position.