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VOTE 2012: Poll of GOP Primary voters like Pantano over Rouzer almost 2 to 1; Rouzer responds

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Ilario Pantano's campaign released the results of a new poll today that show the Republican candidate for the 7th Congressional District leads State Senator David Rouzer 48.3% to 21.1% among GOP Primary voters. More than 30% though are still undecided.

The poll, conducted by Conquest Communications Group, has a margin of error of +/- 5.35%

Results also show that Pantano has a favorable rate of more than 47% compared to Rouzer at 16%.

More than 70% of the 350 people polled said they had no opinion of Rouzer or had never heard of him.

Almost 40% said they had no opinion about Pantano or had never heard of him.

Raleigh, NC - Senator David Rouzer, Republican candidate for Congress, released the following statement today:

“With more than $221,000 cash on hand, far exceeding that of my opponent, we are well positioned to make up significant ground and win this race. It is no surprise that my opponent would release a poll on the day that fundraising reports are due to distract from his campaign’s cash on hand.

"The poll numbers my opponent released are virtually the same as his September poll. We have not run any ads nor sent any voter mail. The real race will begin in March after filing is completed.”

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David Rouzer has got

David Rouzer has got politicial experience and worked for Senator Helms what does Pantano have??? Other than shooting people for target practice

Rouzer is a career politician

Are you kidding me, you people need to get a life. This country is going to h--- in a hand basket and you keep on with the lies about Pantano. Guess, what, the more you lie about Pantano, the more his supporters are energized. Rouzer has been a career politician and lobbyist since college. He has too much political experience and working with Helms is not a plus in my book. He's not bringing anything to the table except more of the same crap that has destroyed this country. You should be on your knees thanking God for Pantano. He will work for all Americans just like Alan West, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan. Rouzer wants illegals to stay in this country for his special interest groups, which is bad for America. Give Rouzer more money and he will vote your way. Thats what his special interest groups do. They and his lobbyist friends have been big contributors to his campaign.
Go Pantano for Congress

c'mon People...

This guy is as conservative as Obama is JEWISH! He has strong ties to a gay porn photographer in NY. Even stronger ties to the dirtiest of Wall Street money. He is cozy best buds with Sid Causey. He proved himself to be so courageous that he was able to bravely take on two unarmed Iraqis and mow them down with his full-auto rifle. The guy is sociopathic fruitcake who lives with his mommy most of the time now. His strongest supporter is some pretty boy claiming to be a Navy SEAL in between photo shoots that wreak of androgeny. Conservative? Not too convincing!

Get a life- your jealousy is showing through

So, it sounds like you are jealous of Pantano and his supporters. Your lies are so ridiculous, I won't bother to take the time to respond. What have you ever done for this country besides be an embarrasssment? Pantano for Congress!!!!

I guess the "murderer" lie was wearing thin...

...so you people have to dream up a new lie.

"Even stronger ties to the dirtiest of Wall Street money."

Please tell us how a guy with such a paltry sum in his coffers has ties to "the dirtiest (whatever that means) of Wall Street money."

Put up or shut up. Substantiate your charges with verifiable information, or admit that you're a liar. Your choice.

Big Money Expects Favors

David Rouzer began his political career in Washington in 1995. He is a career politician and lobbyist that has established massive fundraising networks with democrat lobbyists and special interests. Rouzer was paid thousands of dollars as a professional lobbyist working against the very conservative principles he claims to support. Many of the very same people that paid him as an influence peddling lobbyist are paying into his campaign. Career politicians don't usually have 2 masters, they either represent big corporations and special interest groups or they represent their constituents. Follow the money. If you like what's happening in our state and country, and want more of the same,then vote for Rouzer. Washington cannot fix Washington. Pantano is a family man that has served America in the name of freedom. He advocates fiscal accountability, preserving constitution and conservative values and protecting the homeland.

What does the amount of

What does the amount of campaign contributions have to do with anything? Anyone with half a brain would base their voting decision on what the candidate stands for and not the size of his campaign amount.

As for the comments about Pantano's "itchy trigger finger"--back in December I came across different news sources (none of them local) saying that an NCIS investigator completely cleared Pantano of wrongdoing in the Iraq incident. If I remember the articles correctly a second autopsy was performed and the victims had not been shot from behind as the accusation had stated.

Recent article of Ilario's

Recent article of Ilario's alma mater Horace Mann and how elitist it is: http://tinyurl.com/858wxnx

PantaNO

The Marine needs to go to Afghanistan and not congress. As trigger happy as he is I am sure he can find yet another person to use for target practice. He is backed by Fox news pundits. That should be a warning sign to all voters. Fox News's Rupert Murdoch is under investigation in the United Kingdom. Murdoch, for those that are unaware, is the owner of Fox News. Enough said.

????

Do you seriously think Rupert Murdoch even knows who Ilario Pantano IS?

Get a grip, fool!

Pantano

Why anyone would like a carpet-bagging Wall Street hedge fund manager with poor judgment and an itchy trigger finger, I'll never know.

Agreed.

Agreed.

We do...

We like him. You don't and we don't care that you will never know. Deal with it!!!

Sorry, there is too much controversy

He's not going to get elected, truth about what happened in the Middle East or not, there is too many questions and too many people are skeptical. Hopefully, that will open the door for someone without so many questions.

In a few more years, the

In a few more years, the Republican Party will be no more. It is quickly going down the drain with the rest of the waste. Take a look at the likes of who they have trying to run for public offices. It is really hard to take them seriously as well as the ones who still back them. Deal with that.

Pantano's "organization"

Pantano's "organization" paid for the poll itself.