70,000 NRA Attendees To Hear GOP Presidential Candidates Next Month


Nearly every Republican presidential hopeful will be in Nashville on the same day next month to speak to one of the GOP’s biggest constituencies, the National Rifle Association, the Tennessean reports. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas are confirmed speakers at the NRA’s Leadership Forum on April 10, part of the NRA’s Annual Meeting.

They will be joined by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA-Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox. The NRA convention is set for Nashville’s Music City Center from April 10 through April 12. The event was originally expected to draw 48,000 visitors when it was announced in 2010. Updated projections are for more than 70,000 attendees.

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