The NRA is still lobbying, but spends more on advertising

Ben Bradford Apr 26, 2019
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A photo of National Rife Association spokesperson Dana Loesch decorates a wall at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the NRA's annual convention May 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. LOREN ELLIOTT/AFP/Getty Images

The NRA is still lobbying, but spends more on advertising

Ben Bradford Apr 26, 2019
A photo of National Rife Association spokesperson Dana Loesch decorates a wall at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the NRA's annual convention May 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. LOREN ELLIOTT/AFP/Getty Images
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President Trump and Vice President Pence are scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis on Friday. In recent years, the NRA has increased spending on communications and advertising, making it a key part of its overall spending strategy. The organization has been funding streaming content and ads that reflect right-wing political positions. Marketplace’s Ben Bradford takes a look.

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