Fight for 7th district congressional seat heats up

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Submitted: Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:07pm
Updated: Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:13pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s your voice, your vote.

The fight for North Carolina’s 7th district congressional seat intensifies as new ads pit republican candidates against each other.

You may have seen commercials that say things like this, “The last thing congress needs is another trial lawyer like Woody White,” or this, “One corporation based in Japan paid David Rouzer over $50,000 as a lobbyist for them in congress.”

But all the negativity does not faze republican candidates Woody White, and David Rouzer.

“They learn these dirty tricks in Washington 101,” White said. “That’s where my opponent has been nearly his whole life, and it’s just textbook play.”

“There are some outside groups apparently that are coming in and have come in,” Rouzer said. “And I think it’s important to say, I don’t have any control over the content of their advertisements.”

Harsh advertisements White says are last ditch efforts to curb the votes.

“The Washington lobbyists and special interest come to the rescue of their ‘yes’ man, and that’s the opponent,” White said. “That’s what we’ve expected, and we know the only thing that matters is the votes on Tuesday. We’re winning and we’re excited about that.”

“Mr. White has been talking very negatively about me since day one,” Rouzer said. “And that is the direct signal from any candidate in any race that they are behind, and that they are losing, and they got to make up ground.”

But time is running out for candidates to make their case ahead of Election Day Tuesday.


  • Guest2020 says:

    I hated having to pick any candidate in that race.

  • Rick Wilson says:

    A lobbyist (David Rouser) and a lawyer (Woody White) cutting each other to pieces as they try to become the next self-serving politician from this area. To claim that either one is any better than the other is amusing and foolish…….the dirt is being tossed around equally. I especially like Woody’s claim that he will repeal Obamacare………he tries to give the impression that he can do it all by himself……I wonder if he realizes that there are many that have already tried.

    If they are not careful, neither will win the seat and all the gerrymandering and money spent will be wasted.

  • Gerry Hicks says:

    Ads like the ones David Rouzer supporters are running is why Washington is broken… No surprise that a Lobbyist like David Rouzer is being endorsed by big corporate money. For Lobbyist David Rouzer it is second nature to sell out to the Washington inside.

  • Fire boss says:

    I was looking at Woody’s bio and we pretty much know his life’s history. Where he was born, where his dad went to college, where they lived and know he has a mom and dad David and we know Woody is married and has children. We also know what he really does for a living.

    David on the other hand is hard to find info on other than his Washington bragging. So my question is… he married? Does he have a girlfriend? Is he interested in women? (We don’t need another RC Soles)
    What type farm work did he grow up helping his grandmother do(every summer on the farm)? Where are his parents? What type job does he really have now? The Rouzer Company (Waslaw llc.) what type of consulting do they do?

  • rgingrich says:

    I will be voting for White’s opponent. I have never seen a more vile political figure than the man others have called- Weasel Woody White- comparing him to either a weasel or for that matter John Edwards- understates what a pathetic politician White has been. I respect Mike Huckabee- but we can and need to do a lot better than a political weasel like Woody White–Lets vote and send a message to Woody that we can do without his brand of politics.

  • guest45 says:

    there are 2 things that are very important to me
    1- Illegal immigration
    2- Obamacare

    there is 1 thing for certain, Rouzer is nothing more than a slick lobbyist and supports both of these, White on the other hand is a trial lawyer and we all hate lawyers, but he is the better of the 2 candidates, White will oppose Illegal’s amnest and he will fight to repeal Obamacare, whether it does any good or not we know Rouzer is not going to do anything but what benefits him, he is another McIntyre in a different dress.

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