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THE FOLLOWING IS A NEWS RELEASE FROM THE NC 7TH DISTRICT REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN:

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. – According to figures posted on CarolinaTransparency.com, Congressman Mike McIntyre, a Democrat who represents North Carolina’s 7th District, requested $218,116,000 in earmarks for the 2011 fiscal year — the third-largest request among North Carolina’s House members. In contrast, CarolinaTransparency.com indicates that all five of North Carolina’s Republican House members requested zero earmarks for 2011. CarolinaTransparency.com is run by the John William Pope Civitas Institute.

“Less than two months ago, citizens all over America went to the polls and voiced their strong disapproval of Congress’ big-spending habits,” says Frank Williams, a Brunswick County resident and Chairman of the N.C. 7th Congressional District Republican Party. “Unfortunately, it appears that Congressman McIntyre and others in Washington either didn’t hear or are simply ignoring that message.”

The 7th Congressional District includes the following counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland (part), Duplin (part), New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson (part) and Scotland (part). For more information on the N.C. 7th Congressional District Republican Party, please visit http://www.ncgop7.com.

Background information: http://www.carolinatransparency.com/earmarks/

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