If you love guns and live in Tennessee, Mike Stone is the North Carolina House candidate for you.

stoneTNmailerStone, a Republican North Carolina House representative (and friend of the Rant), authorized a mailer from the North Carolina Republican Party touting his pro-gun credentials. The mailer began hitting district mailboxes this weekend, but it includes a glaring error.

“I always voted to preserve the Second Amendment rights for every Tennesseean,” a purported quote from Stone reads, despite the fact that Stone was born and raised in Lee County, North Carolina and represents a North Carolina legislative district that’s 220-some miles from Tennessee. Stone’s signature appears beside the erroneous quote.


Then again, this could be a new campaign strategy and not a mistake. It’s perfectly possible that Stone prefers his chances of re-election in solid red Tennessee to his chances in District 51.