David Rouzer wins NC 7th Congressional District, First Republican since 1868, Democrat stronghold
“One of the CBO’s most intriguing estimates is that by 2017 there will be 2 million fewer full-time jobs on the market than there would have been without Obamacare, and that figure could climb to 2.5 million by 2024.”…Market Watch February 4, 2014
“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.
Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″
NC rejected Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
By now you know that Thom Tillis defeated Kay Hagan. Another rejection of Obama and his policies.
You may have heard that David Rouzer won the NC 7th Congressional District seat.
What you probably did not hear was that Rouzer is the first Republican to win that seat since 1868.
From the Wilmington Star News November 4, 2014.
“Republicans victorious in U.S. House districts 3 and 7
David Rouzer has been elected the first Republican in generations to represent Southeastern North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rouzer, a repeat Republican candidate for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, was declared winner by the Associated Press at 9 p.m. Meanwhile, Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones easily held onto his 3rd Congressional District seat.
Rouzer said Tuesday night he was humbled by the support he received from 7th District voters.
“This election is not about me, it’s about doing what’s right for America,” Rouzer said in an interview.
As a congressman, Rouzer said he will support a strong national defense, energy development and getting burdensome federal regulations out of the way.
“The challenges we face in this country are significant, and there is only one clear path forward to restore America to greatness,” Rouzer said in a statement. “We must get back to God and common sense.”
When Mike McIntyre announced earlier this year he was retiring from Congress, it guaranteed a new face for the seat he has held for 18 years.
Three men in their 40s, Rouzer, Democrat Jonathan Barfield Jr. and Libertarian J. Wesley Casteen, faced off in the race.
Rouzer, who lost to McIntyre in 2012 by a razor-thin margin, seemed to have two advantages: He raised more money by wide margins and his 2012 campaign experience gave him more time to build name recognition and support in the sprawling district.”