State of North Carolina Archives: on Principles & Values


Garland Tucker: Letter announcing decision not to run for Senate

Dear Friend: I have very reluctantly decided not to file as a candidate. While I have been genuinely honored by your support to date and feel a real sense of obligation to you as donors, I cannot in good conscience solicit additional contributions when it is so apparent that sufficient funding is not available to see the campaign through successfully.
Source: 2020 N.C. Senate campaign website GarlandTucker.com Dec 2, 2019

Sandy Smith: Keep God in the public sphere

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?

A: Strongly Support

Source: OnTheIssues.org interview of 2020 N.C. Senate candidates Jul 21, 2019

Paul Wright: Halt the de-Christianization of America

AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE--The Senate must do its part to halt the current policy of deChristianization of the American nation, especially by the Federal Judiciary.
Source: 2016 Campaign website for N.C. Senate, WrightForUSSenate.com Nov 11, 2015

Pat McCrory: Fix our broken economy with new vision and leadership

    Pat McCrory's Principles for Fixing North Carolina's Broken Economy
  1. Fix Our Broken Economy With New Vision and Leadership
  2. Make Government More Responsive to Business
  3. Modernize the Tax Code to Spur Job Creation, Productivity and Innovation
  4. Unleash North Carolina's Energy Resources to Help Power Our Economy
  5. Create a Long-Term Vision for Transportation & Infrastructure to Support Economic Growth
  6. Reform Education to Create a Workforce for the Future
Source: N.C. Governor 2012 campaign website, patmccrory.com Nov 6, 2012

Richard Burr: Washington has to change; Congress deserves low regard

North Carolina's three US Senate candidates agreed on one thing Saturday--Washington is broken. But in their first debate, the candidates clashed over who to blame and how to fix it.

In a year when voters across the country are frustrated with government, Burr set the tone early. "Washington has to change," said Burr, adding that Congress, "is not held in high regard. We don't deserve to be."

Marshall, North Carolina's Secretary of State, said she could help fix that. "[Americans] see one side saying 'no' and the other side running scared," she said. "If we keep sending back the same people who got us into this mess, we're not going to change anything."

Marshall described Burr as beholden to special interests. Marshall, who repeatedly described herself as "a strong independent voice," called him one of the top recipients of "big-oil dollars."

Source: Charlotte Observer coverage of 2010 N.C. Senate debate Jun 27, 2010

Elizabeth Dole: Has spent time in all 100 counties while Senator

Twenty years younger than Dole, Hagan promised to bring new energy to the job, saying the state needs “a work horse, not a show horse. I want to be that work horse.”

Yet, Dole doesn’t appear to be lacking in energy. Countering criticisms that she’s out North Carolina, she said twice during the 45-minute debate that she’s spent time in all 100 counties since her election in 2002. She’s already aired TV ads pointedly placing her in several cities and towns around the state.

Source: 2008 N.C. Senate Debate reported in Greensboro News-Record Jun 25, 2008

Kay Hagan: North Carolina needs a work horse, not a show horse

Twenty years younger than Dole, Hagan promised to bring new energy to the job, saying the state needs “a work horse, not a show horse. I want to be that work horse.”

Yet, Dole doesn’t appear to be lacking in energy. Countering criticisms that she’s out North Carolina, she said twice during the 45-minute debate that she’s spent time in all 100 counties since her election in 2002. She’s already aired TV ads pointedly placing her in several cities and towns around the state.

Source: 2008 N.C. Senate Debate reported in Greensboro News-Record Jun 25, 2008

Elizabeth Dole: Broad experience in Washington & major-league clout

Hagan sought to tie Dole to public discontent with Washington, especially regarding the economy and the war in Iraq. Dole responded by connecting Hagan, a state senator, with rising state budgets & taxes and a lack of action on immigration in Raleigh.

Hagan said Dole had voted with President Bush 92% of the time. “People talk a lot about experience, a lot about major-league clout,” Hagan said. “But consider this: When it comes to Sen. Dole and her 40 years’ experience in Washington, experience just means a way of doing business--a way of doing business that puts special interests and their lobbyists before working families.“

Dole mainly talked about her broad experience in Washington, her efforts to save North Carolina military bases from closing and her role in the federal tobacco buyout program. Dole said she wanted to run a positive campaign and called on Hagan to oppose any TV ad campaigns by third parties--a challenge to which Hagan did not respond.

Source: 2008 N.C. Senate Debate reported in Raleigh News & Observer Jun 22, 2008

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