Today, the North Carolina Democratic Party kicked off its “Too Extreme GOP” Tour with State Senator and NC-01 congressional candidate Don Davis, Pitt County Democratic Party Chair Charles McLawhorn, Jr. and Commissioner Ann Floyd Huggins.
The tour is part of a national “Too Extreme GOP” push by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) ahead of July 31st – which marks 100 days out from Election Day – to highlight the contrast between Republicans in North Carolina and across the country’s extreme agenda of cutting Americans’ Medicare and Social Security benefits and Democrats’ agenda of lowering costs and protecting freedoms for hardworking people. Congressman Ted Budd has also said he “agreed with the major points” of Republicans’ extreme agenda.
The statewide tour will continue throughout August with stops in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh.
“We are now, as of Sunday, just 100 days away from a critical election. I’m going to ask those behind me who have come today as ordinary citizens – do you believe it’s extreme to cut Social Security? Do you believe it’s too extreme to cut Medicare? Do you believe it’s too extreme to make it difficult to vote? Do you believe it’s too extreme to become so involved in personal conversations between a woman, her doctor and whoever she seeks as a spiritual advisor? It’s simple: we believe some are going entirely too far, including Sandy Smith. I was born and raised here, and I will fight day in and day out for Eastern North Carolina,” said State Senator and NC-01 congressional candidate Don Davis.
“In our state’s U.S. Senate race, Congressman Ted Budd has said he ‘agreed with the major points’ of Republicans’ extreme agenda, including raising taxes on nearly 40 percent of North Carolinians. In North Carolina’s First Congressional District, running against Don Davis this November is MAGA Republican Sandy Smith, a far-right extremist who has been accused of a pattern of domestic violence toward her family. In November, it’s more important than ever that we roll up our sleeves to elect leaders like Cheri Beasley to the U.S. Senate and Don Davis to Congress,” said Pitt County Democratic Party Chair Charles McLawhorn, Jr..
“In North Carolina, over two million seniors rely on the Medicare benefits that they spent their lives paying into and over 1.5 million seniors rely on Social Security. Despite these numbers, Republicans are pushing an extreme agenda that includes sunsetting Medicare and Social Security if they gain back control of Congress in November. GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd has said he ‘agreed with the major points’ of this plan. Sandy Smith has embraced extremist views, including gambling with essential programs like Social Security. That’s why it’s so important that we do everything within our power to elect Cheri Beasley to the U.S. Senate and Don Davis to Congress this November,” said Commissioner Ann Floyd Huggins.