NRA endorses Keahey
The National Rifle Association has endorsed state Rep. Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill, in his run for the state Senate. He is the Democratic nominee.
He is running in a special election against former state Rep. Greg Albritton, who won the Republican primary.
They are running for District 22, which covers all or part of eight counties in southwest Alabama. The seat was vacated earlier this year when state Sen. Pat Lindsey, D-Butler, died unexpectedly.
In a letter, the state liaison for the NRA wrote that Keahey was selected because of his "positive support of our right to keep and bear arms."
Keahey is a lifelong sportsman and hunter. He has sponsored several bills supported by the NRA, including one that would not allow authorities to seize firearms during a state of emergency.
Albritton is a certified real estate appraiser and an attorney.
The special election is June 2.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen