NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer locks sights on Heather Fitzenhagen

NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer locks sights on Heather Fitzenhagen

Marion Hammer , Florida’s leading gun rights advocate, has turned her sights on the Senate District 27. She’s focused on stopping Fort Myers Republican Heather Fitzenhagen ’s fledging candidacy. In multiple emails sent to National Rifle Association members and other Second Amendment advocates, she portrays Fitzenhagen as a traitor to conservatives. She ties the sitting House member to incoming Senate Democratic Leader Gary Farmer, asserting the Democrat has Fitzenhagen’s vote for Sentae President “For Rep. Fitzenhagen to support a Senator who is known to be an aggressive opponent of the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding Floridians is an act of betrayal that cannot be tolerated by her party, law-abiding gun owners and constituents who value freedom in Senate District 27,” Hammer wrote in an email blast. Fitzenhagen called the emails dishonest and inaccurate. “As far as guns go, I have a strong record in the House,” Fitzenhagen said. “I don’t know where this is coming from, but it is again, complete fiction,” she said. But it’s further demonstration of the resistance Fitzenhagen has faced since her last-minute entry into the Senate primary after campaigning for Congress for months. Fitzenhagen faces fellow House member Ray Rodrigues, a former Republican Majority leader who announced his candidacy last year and has lined up countless Tallahassee and local sources. He’s been endorsed by Sen. Wilton Simpson and other GOP leaders in the Senate. In this case, what upset Hammer was a Politico interview in which Fitzenhagen only said she “would strongly […]

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