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Who’s the top recipient of NRA donations anywhere in the country? Take a bow, Sen. Roy Blunt


Since 1998, no current member of Congress has accepted more in campaign donations from the National Rifle Association than Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt.

A new analysis this week from The Washington Post, and highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, showed that Blunt has received $60,550 from the NRA.

A Blunt campaign spokeswoman said the senator appreciates support from gun owners.

“Whether for protection or for recreation, Roy Blunt supports Missourians' Second Amendment rights,” spokeswoman Burson Snyder told the P-D. “He is glad to have the support of the overwhelming majority of Missourians who agree with him that our right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in our Constitution and is worth protecting.”

A quick review of other members of Congress showed a handful that topped $50,000. But none approached $60K.

The Post’s review came in the wake of the early Sunday mass shooting in Orlando.

The NRA has doled out nearly $3.8 million to current members of Congress since 1998, the Post said. Missouri’s current members of Congress have received $140,250 from the NRA.

Rep. Sam Graves of northwest Missouri followed Blunt on the Missouri list with $37,100 in NRA donations.

In Kansas, current members of the delegation have received $91,450 led by Sen. Jerry Moran with $23,850. Sen. Pat Roberts was given $23,800.

Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder of Overland Park was sent $16,900 to rank third on the Kansas list.