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National Rifle Association
|National Rifle Association|
|President:||James W. Porter, II|
The NRA was formed by Union veterans Gen. George Wingate and Col. William C. Church in 1871. Their primary goal was to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis." The first president of the NRA was Gen. Ambrose Burnside.
The NRA is governed by a board of directors. The board selects a president and other leading members of the organization. The current president of the NRA is James W. Porter, II. He succeeded David Keene on May 6, 2013.
As of December 2013, the NRA had spent $214,890 in the 2014 election cycle: $210,390 went to Republicans and $4,500 to Democrats.
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The NRA contributed $1,023,237 to candidates in the 2012 election cycle: $884,687 to Republican candidates and $126,650 to Democrats.
|Top 10 largest NRA candidate expenditures in 2012|
|Mike Coffman (Colorado)||CO||House||$12,400|
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- National Rifle Association, "About Us," accessed December 3, 2013
- NRA, "History," accessed December 3, 2013
- The Washington Times, "MILLER: Meet new NRA president Jim Porter," May 1, 2013
- OpenSecrets, "National Rifle Assn: Totals," accessed December 3, 2013
- Politico, "NRA to endorse Mike Simpson," accessed March 17, 2014
- OpenSecrets, "National Rifle Assn," accessed December 3, 2013
- OpenSecrets, "National Rifle Assn:Recipients," accessed December 3, 2013