NRA ratings still matter, but as the first post-Newtown election showed us, those ratings have been turned upside down.
Democrat Robin Kelly, who earned an "F" rating from the NRA, went up against "A" rated front-runner Democrat Debbie Halvorson in the special election in Illinois this week, and Kelly won.
Backed by a flood of Super PAC money and a tremendous grassroots effort, her victory showed that times have changed.
Yes, this time it is different.
Congratulations to Robin Kelly on her victory, and her well earned "F."