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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — David Rouzer will get some big-name help in his race for the Republican nomination to represent much of southeastern North Carolina in Washington.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will attend two fundraisers in the area later this month for Rouzer, a former state senator from Johnston County, who narrowly lost to Rep. Mike McIntyre two years ago in the race for the 7th District US House seat.

Rouzer and Cantor will attend fundraisers in Wilmington and Wallace Feb. 17. Cantor also stumped for Rouzer in Wilmington in 2012. Cantor and Rouzer also plan a joint news conference that day.

Rouzer beat Ilario Pantano for the Republican nomination in the 7th District in 2012. So far he and New Hanover County Commission Chair Woody White have said they will run for the nomination. New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield is the only Democrat so far to declare he will run for the seat after McIntyre said last month he will not seek a tenth term in the House. Candidate filing begins Feb. 10.

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  • 1234543

    My take on Rouzer last go around is he’s a person that will say whatever he thinks you want to hear, we need a new, fresh face, and a man of integrity to run for that office, NC deserves a congressman that cares about the normal person.

  • Barbara

    What is Rouzer’s take on illegal immigration? My vote is dependent on his answer……

  • Guest2020

    I do believe that Rouzer supports amnesty for illegals.

  • notsurprised

    That does not mean that the out of state isn’t coming. I did read the article and anytime you have Cantor campaigning for you, you might as well sell your soul to the devil.

  • notsurprised

    Here comes the out of state money. What will be the price the people of SENC will have to pay if he gets elected? It won’t be good if you’re not a one percenter.

  • Susan Johnson

    If you would actually read the article, you will see that the fundraisers are in Wilmington and Wallace, not somewhere out of state.

  • Paul

    Meeting Rouzer in person recently felt like talking to a bump on a pickle. The man had no charisma or apparent leadership qualities at all. First impressions mean a lot. He made McIntyre seem like Ronald Reagan in comparison.


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