Rouzer’s roundtable launches start of fall battle with Barfield

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Submitted: Sat, 08/30/2014 - 2:13am
Updated: Sat, 08/30/2014 - 8:06pm

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Labor Day is the unofficial kick-off to the fall campaign season. Today at Wrightsville Beach, one Congressional candidate got an early start by getting some feedback from area mayors.

David Rouzer, the Republican nominee for the 7th District US House seat, hosted a roundtable discussion with coastal leaders and Rep. Bill Shuster, of Pennsylvaia, who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

“We all face the same issues,” Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace said. “We face beach renourishment. We face inlet dredging. We face the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.”

Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons says it’s vital those in DC know about these issues.

“A lot of times, we believe the folks in Washington don’t really understand all the aspects of what it is that we’re trying to get them to do, and when they get a chance to come down and see it with their own two eyes, it makes a big difference,” Simmons said.

Rouzer says this is just one of the reasons he hosted the event.

“Elections are about education, and one of the things I’m trying to do through the course of this process is to educate members of Congress about the importance of our beach nourishment and renourishment needs and the dredging of our waterways and inlets,” Rouzer, a former state senator from Johnston County said.

Rouzer says if he is elected, he will work hard to fix these problems, but opponent Jonathan Barfield, a Democrat, says he is already doing this.

“This is something that is not new to me whatsoever,” Barfield, a New Hanover County Commissioner, said. “I don’t need to sit at a roundtable. This is something I sit at the table with every day.”

Barfield says we need to have long-term sustainability when it comes to beach renourishment and inlet dredging.


  • Erlkoenig says:

    We won’t hear from Fulton again. In typical lib fashion he shows up with untruths and insults. When confronted he backs down. Liberals are bullies. And like all bullies they hide when confront.

  • Guestman. says:

    Well said, Mr.Fullwood.

  • Guest2234 says:

    What are you on? Who said anything about violating the constitution? Can you read or do you just make assumptions?

  • Erlkoenig says:

    His decision to not enforce the DOMA violate his constitutional charge to enforce the laws that Congress passes. His willy-nilly changing Obamacare at will violates the same. Appointing communists to the NLRB while Congress was in session violates his constitutional obligations. The numerous Supreme Court decisions shooting down several Obummer acts as unconstitutional. Just because Rachel Madcow doesn’t whine about doesn’t make it untrue. And while OBL is dead islamofascism is alive and thriving. To which Dear Leader announced to the world he has no strategy for it.

    I don’t need protection from capitalism. I need protection from the IRS and the NSA and Holder’s Department on Injustice.

    And why are you liberal so quick to express resentment that a brutal dictator was taken out of power. 1 he did has WMD and used them on his own people. And 2 he openly threatened to attack the US. May God (that’s a capital G) bless America!!

  • Guest2234 says:

    You’re a fool if you think this world is safer after we killed bin laden. Towards the end of his time he he was a leader in a secure position of a weakened organization. Now that he has been killed al Qaeda has splintered into several competing, organized groups making I harder to track and pinpoint the dangers of them. This has caused extreme instability. It’s the same thing going on in Mexico and the cartels. When a leader is killed, it’s followed by a period of chaos and violence.

  • guest45 says:

    Fulwood you show just how ignorant a demorat really is, your president has committed enough violations of the constitution to be permanently behind bars, or better yet maybe charged with treason, he has placed our young men and women in harms ways for nothing but his political gains, he has killed more innocent women and children and men with drones than some war criminals have ever thought about, he has also turned loose 9/11 terrorist loose on us again, he has allowed this country to be overrun with illegals, something that will come home to threaten every man, woman and child for the rest of their lives, and to even think about the times he has just circumvented congress would make a sane man crazy, he has put us in a financial hole that will most likely end us back into a depression when the world wakes up to what we are doing, this is one president that can bully the world because of what he is and not because of what he should be, this is a very pathetic mess we are fixin to get into, and it will take about 4 years from now to start seeing the resuls, and you will be pointing the finger at the next guy, people like you will never learn.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    What we need is protection from el-Obamad. I.e. swear to uphold the constitution and stick with it unlike the Golfer in Chief.

  • Sidney Fulwood says:

    i seriously doubt that you know the constitution.if so,please specify the sections that this president has for protection,he gave the courageous orders to eliminate Osama bin Laden whom the whole country needed protection from.he protects young men and women from going into unnecessary wars getting killed or maimed for life.he provided access to healthcare for millions who had no access.he has implemented economic policies that were messed up before him.he has created better protection for you and others from being ripped off by wealthy institutions.unlike some before him,he has not aided and abetted the enemy by sending American arms;neither has he lied to the American people claiming we’re threatened by a dictator who has no means to reach our shore,as in for you and those who focus on the man instead of the true facts;perhaps you should actually focus on true facts instead og what others want you to believe.may God bless you

  • Tim says:

    Just save us from Barfield!

  • Guest000000 says:

    This district was specifically gerrymandered to assure Rouzer could defeat Mike McIntyre. He was unable to do that, but he should have no trouble beating Barfield. Then, it’s God (yes, Erlkoenig LOF it’s a capital G)help us all. He’ll drop the average IQ of congress by 20 points. The only candidates I’ve ever heard with less substance than David Rouzer are Charles Warren and Brian Berger.

  • Vog46 says:

    Prefers a round table – Barfield prefers the buffet table.

    Anyone surprised by this?


  • Tim says:

    Rouzer is smart and effective. He will make an outstanding Congressman and represent the views of the taxpayers of this district. The never work welfare crowd of Democrats probably won’t like him.

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