NRA endorses Kristi Noem for governor

(KSFY) - Kristi Noem has secured the endorsement of the National Rifle Association ahead of her bid for South Dakota governor.

Noem is a lifetime member of the NRA and has earned an A+ rating from the organization, according to a press release from Noem's office.

The NRA stated Noem is a "proven defender of the Second Amendment," saying she has fought for gun rights in the past.

Noem will face Democrat Billie Sutton in the upcoming November gubernatorial election.