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RALEIGH - The NC House is set to come back in session on November 27.  In the meantime, my office remains open to help you with constituent concerns or questions. 

Please reach out to me or my legislative assistant, Judy Veorse, at 919-733-5823. 

RICHMOND COUNTY - The Richmond Observer received the following "Letter to the Editor" in conjunction with the upcoming election and the endorsement of a particular candidate:

NORTH CAROLINA -- This week, Family Research Council Action's Values Bus Tour will be joined by congressional candidate Mark Harris as it hosts rallies across the state.

Harris will join the Values Bus team on Thursday and Friday, leading up to a rally at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte with President Donald Trump.

Raleigh, N.C. – The Republican-led General Assembly has consistently enacted balanced budgets since taking control eight years ago, keeping North Carolina on a responsible and sustainable trajectory.

At the same time, the legislature invested more in education than any other year in state history for six consecutive years, rebuilt the rainy day fund to exceed the statutory recommendation for the first time ever, and increased teacher and first responder salaries – all while cutting income tax rates.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, September 14th, North Carolina’s entire Congressional delegation, led by Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, sent a letter to President Trump requesting that the administration swiftly approve Governor Cooper’s request for an expedited Major Disaster Declaration as Hurricane Florence was predicted to bring historic flooding and destruction to counties across North Carolina.

Dan McCready and Mark Harris will debate again Wednesday night, this time on Spectrum News, allowing voters in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District (with cable) a chance to see both candidates answer — or tiptoe around — questions regarding national and foreign policies.

However, one candidate in the race won’t be there.

Libertarian Jeff Scott announced at the Richmond Young Professionals’ Pints and Politics forum last week that he was not invited to the debates, the first sponsored by the Charlotte Observer and WBTV-TV.

Thursday, 04 October 2018 15:44

Jeff Scott: Silence is War

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American voters are sleepwalking again.

From the beginning of my campaign in February, I stated clearly in every public appearance that I am the "Peace candidate."

I support reductions in military spending and foreign arms sales. Yet, the defense budget just passed is a whopping $675 billion, 10 times that of Russia. American bombs, purchased by the Saudis, are falling on Yemeni civilians. A few members of Congress have finally woken up to the fact that Americans are partners in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, but most of our elected representatives, and candidates, are still sleepwalking.

Ken Paxton needs a refresher course in First Amendment jurisprudence.

You’d think, being the attorney general of Texas, he would know better.

Paxton upheld the expulsion of a high school senior who was sent home permanently because she refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, according to USA Today.

India Landry, 18, said she didn’t stand because she doesn’t believe the flag stands for liberty and justice for all, as stated in the closing of the pledge.

Charlotte, NC – The Mark Harris campaign released their newest advertisement, titled “Colors.”  The ad shows Harris holding a royal blue and a baby blue t-shirt, and asserts that North Carolinians know the difference between these two colors.  The ad then points out that while Dan McCready may talk like a conservative, North Carolinians know that he will govern how his liberal backers like Nancy Pelosi demand that he will.

“Democrat Dan McCready’s campaign is powered by Pelosi, and yet he wants the people of this district to believe he won’t play for her team if he was elected,” Harris said. “But just as we all know the difference between these two colors, I trust the voters to understand the difference between who Dan says he is and who he will be if he made it to Congress.”

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