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Rouzer takes aim at McIntyre during RNC speech

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TAMPA, FL (WWAY) -- All political eyes are on Tampa, FL, where the Republican National Convention is underway.

Tuesday afternoon, the man who hopes to unseat Rep. Mike McIntyre in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District took to the podium. Sen. David Rouzer had less than two minutes for his speech, and he wasted little time making deep cuts at his opponent.

"We can't afford to re-elect someone who believes that our dismal economy is doing just fine," Rouzer said referring to a recent speech by President Obama. "And in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District, we can't afford to re-elect Mike McIntyre, a man who voted four times to make Nancy Pelosi the Speaker."

The senator's jabs against McIntyre didn't stop there.

"We can't afford to re-elect a man like Mike McIntyre who said about Obama's failed stimulus, 'In our part of the country, it has worked,'" Rouzer said.

McIntyre's campaign released a statement in response to Rouzer's speech.

"As a former DC lobbyist, David Rouzer is determined to use his training to distort and manipulate. Rouzer knows good and well that Mike McIntyre is an independent voice for Eastern North Carolina. Rouzer's rhetoric is the kind of contrived distortion one would expect from a big money lobbyist," McIntyre's camp said.

Rouzer fired back during an interview live from the RNC on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30.

"He can't run from his record," Rouzer said. "When Nancy Pelosi was Speaker, Mike McIntyre voted more than 90 percent of the time with her. One very great distinction in this race is when elected to Congress, my first vote will be for John Boehner."

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McIntyre has to go, he is

McIntyre has to go, he is way out of touch with NC values, but it's a crying shame Pantano isn't running against him, Rouzer couldn't come up to Pantano's ankles when it comes to sticking up for the everyday person in this state. NC is getting there, but it's taking a lot longer than it should, Nov can't come soon enough.

This is the best the NC GOP has to offer??

Rouzer is an embarrassment to the region. I'm very disappointed that the district lines were redrawn and this could soon be our next Rep. Just what we need..a knuckle-dragging hog lobby redneck representing SE NC. Thanks a lot?!

It's not Late

to haul your ass back where you came from. We enjoy being represented by people with true North Carolina Values. You wouldn't understand. Don't waste your brain cell trying.

MR.T

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHERE THIS PERSON CAME FROM? I READ THAT THE DISTRICT LINES MOVED, NOT HIM. BESIDES, HE HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OPINONS, SAME AS YOU. JUST BECAUSE HE DOESN'T AGREE WITH YOU, DOESN'T MAKE HIM BRAINLESS.