Rick Gunn, the Republican Senate Candidate for District 24 (Alamance and Caswell Counties) has launched his first television ad. In the ad, Gunn a conservative businessman, tells of his plans to create jobs by addressing wasteful spending, burdensome government, and skyrocketing taxes. Watch Rick Gunn’s new ad below and visit him online at gunnforncsenate.com.
It was just last week that a Democratic activist attacked a local tea party leader and former NC Senate candidate at a protest outside of a Democratic Congressman’s NC office.
Now, the tables have turned. Below is a video of Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC- 2) assaulting a college student on the streets of Washington.
The N&O reports Senate Democrat Leader Martin Nesbitt shamelessly admitted to soliciting campaign “support” at an event attended by lobbyists last week. It is illegal to solicit contributions from lobbyists during the legislative session. Nesbitt evidently thought this disclaimer would take care of any problems:
Nesbitt said he was careful about any money pitch. “I told ’em, for those of you in the room who might be lobbyists, if I mention anything about money or anything like that then close your eyes and hold your ears. I am not talking to you.” Click here to read the rest of the story on the N&O website.
This isn’t Nesbitt’s first questionable fundraising activity, last month Nesbitt had the president of the taxpayer funded Advantage West economic development group soliciting campaign cash on his behalf.
“I’m running for North Carolina Senate to create good jobs for working people. Families in our area are suffering through these tough economic times and I want to help put them back to work. As a small businessman, I understand that cutting taxes and reducing excessive regulations is the best way to expand economic opportunities for all our citizens. In addition, we must get the state budget under control. As a State Senator, I will fight to cut wasteful spending and reform our state tax code to make North Carolina more competitive in attracting business and industry.”
Greensboro’s Jeff Hyde is challenging one term Senator Don Vaughan (D-Guilford) for the District 27 seat. Hyde, a North Carolina native and small business owner, says he wants to join other conservatives in the state legislature to address the North Carolina’s high unemployment.