Gun Rights Advocates See Challenges at Ballot Box

Gun rights supporters are grappling with how to approach U.S. Senate races this cycle in states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, where the lines are less clear than they are in the presidential race.

In Ohio, GOP Sen. Rob Portman is running for a second term against former Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat who had the backing of the National Rifle Association in 2010, when he lost his gubernatorial re-election race.

But gun rights advocates now say they’ve been betrayed by the former governor, who sided with President Obama earlier this year after the president declared he would only back candidates who supported stricter gun controls.