I have a message for the @NRA:
Your control over concealed weapons permits is finished.
As Commissioner of Agriculture, I won’t be beholden to you—but to the people of Florida. pic.twitter.com/zxIM60Hqfn
— Nikki Fried (@nikkifried) October 1, 2018
Nikki Fried, the Democratic candidate for the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, sent a clear message to the National Rifle Association Monday morning: “I won’t be beholden to you.”
The message comes in the form of a signed letter to NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer. Fried says the letter was prompted by a Tampa Bay Times report that unveiled emails exchanged between Hammer and officials within the agriculture commissioner’s office.