Winsley, a Republican from Naugatuck, is challenging U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) in Connecticut’s Third District.
The CCDL describes itself as a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States and the state of Connecticut, especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, according to its website.
“Wayne is an exceptional candidate that we can count on to uphold our constitutional right to keep and bear arms when he heads to Washington. The Executive Committee of CCDL is proud to endorse Wayne Winsley for Congress. … With his excellent history of support of our universal right to bear arms Mr. Winsley would certainly be a beacon of hope in Washington for the citizens of Connecticut,” said Scott Wilson, president of the organization, in a prepared statement.
Winsley said the endorsement is an honor.
“It is an honor to have the full official endorsement of The Connecticut Citizens Defense League. … Each and every citizen of Connecticut can be assured that they will be effectively represented in the United States Congress with my full support of each and every constitutional right as specified in the bill of rights,” Winsley said in a press release.