National Rifle Association endorses McCain

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NRA backs McCain

PHOENIX -- The National Rifle Association is endorsing John McCain for president despite its differences with the senator on gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions.

NRA leaders say the group and McCain agree on many issues important to the gun lobby.

The group's Political Victory Fund has spent more than $2 million opposing Barack Obama.

The chairman of the political action committee says its spending in the presidential race will grow to eight figures by Election Day.