From the National Rifle Association comes a news release touting its campaign support for Conrad Burns: seven billboards, 4,143 radio ads on 88 stations, 1,824 cable TV ads, inserts in 11 newspapers.
I wonder why? Jon Tester claims he's a strong Second Amendment guy, and I haven't heard any reason to dispute that. Why isn't the NRA spending its money where it might make a real difference?
I can think of only three reasons:
1. The NRA is supporting Republicans everywhere.
2. The NRA thinks Burns will win and wants him to be happy.
3. It's payback time.