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Pantano, Rouzer tangle over immigration amnesty

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Seventh District Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano is calling out his opponent state Sen. David Rouzer.

Pantano held a news conference today to show video of Rouzer discussing his role in support of amnesty for illegal aliens. Pantano claims he has hounded Rouzer for six months trying to get him to admit the truth.

Last night during a Republican Congressional candidate forum Rouzer admitted he worked with farmers to provide a solution to their work shortage problems. Pantano says that hurts the conservative movement.

"Taking a career in Washington as a public servant and then using that influence and power to personally profit to try to move forward an agenda that hurts the very cause you claim to support is the ultimate of hypocrisy," Pantano said.

Jessica Wood with Rouzer's campaign, released this statement:

"The only thing that is shocking is the way Ilario Pantano is desperately distorting the facts to draw attention to himself. Sen. Rouzer has been consistent about this issue - he worked with farmers around North Carolina to help them solve the labor shortage problems they were facing."

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