Campaigns heat up in final days

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Submitted: Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:40am
Updated: Sat, 04/26/2014 - 4:32pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Big political names are in town doing their part to sway voters in the days leading up to the primaries.

The race for US Congress in our area is heating up, and the candidates are getting their hands dirty.

Today former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was in town to raise money and throw his support behind congressional candidate Woody White.

This as White and his main opponent David Rouzer find themselves taking hits in the political arena. As the clock ticks down to Election Day the airwaves are heating up.

“I think people need to go to Washington not because they wanna be a somebody,” Huckabee said, “but because they want to serve the somebodies of their district.”

At a news conference in Wilmington, Huckabee outlined why he thinks White is the man for the job.

“People have gone to Washington, and it has been like the roach motel,” he said. “They’ve gone in, but they’ve never come out.”

Huckabee, though, played right into a line White’s opponent has been harping on for weeks now.

“He doesn’t need this job,” Huckabee said of White. “He truly doesn’t need a job. He’s got a job, and a good one.”

A point Rouzer is quick to make as well.

“Have you heard a good joke about a lawyer?” Rouzer said in a campaign ad referring to White’s history as a trial lawyer. “I bet you have.”

White is fighting back and defending his career in his ads. He also attacks Rouzer on his position on amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Though White wouldn’t discuss the negative campaigning within news releases this week, he calls Rouzer pro-amnesty. It’s a charge Rouzer vehemently denies.

Early voting started this week.

Primary Election Day is May 6.


  • Could you supply a list of the “big political names”? Some supporting facts would be nice.

  • Mr.T says:

    I notice in Mr. Whites advertising that he promises to Stop President Obama and his attacks on North Carolina. I wish he would take this comment one step further and explain what attacks he is referring to. As I see things, the President favors medicare,medicaid,social security,improved minimum wage levels, equal pay for equal work. He supports gay rights, public education, and health care for every American. Question? Mr. White, which one of these issues or any other issues presents an Attack on North Carolina. d

  • Memoirs says:

    It was the most shocking hate mail piece we have ever seen here. 2004 was the year, got a copy of it WWAY?

  • Patsy -Republican says:

    Woody White comments in local news Dec.2012 (PCD) stating his local county commissioner seat takes all his time? How will he drive around the daily 2 hour traffic jam in the DC beltway and function in a REAL important State or National seat? “I’ll confess I didn’t know the time commitment was going to be so much,” White said in his office at the county government center. “I did not know it was going to be so much of a time commitment. But that’s good, and that means that we’re making progress and we’re doing meaningful things.”

  • SurfCityTom says:

    with just days until the primary election, the Committee to elect Woody White announces the appointment of Brian Berger to the post of Eletion Poll Monitor. Through May 6th, Mr. Berger will patrol the various voting sites to ensure voting accuracy.

    If elected, Mr. White will appoint Mr. Burger as his Chief of Wilminton Field Office Security.

    Politicians will do about anything to get elected.

    This would be the ultimate irony.

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