Rouzer takes aim at McIntyre during RNC speech
TAMPA, FL (WWAY) — All political eyes are on Tampa, Florida where the Republican National Convention is underway. Tuesday afternoon, the man who hopes to unseat Mike McIntyre in the 7th congressional district took to the podium. After taking to the stage, Senator David Rouzer had less than two minutes for his speech and he wasted no time making deep cuts at his opponent.
“We can’t afford to re-elect someone who believes that our dismal economy is doing just fine,” Rouzer said. “And in North Carolina’s 7th congressional district, we can’t afford to re-elect Mike McIntyre, a man who voted four times to make Nancy Pelosi the Speaker.”
The senator’s jabs against McIntyre didn’t stop there.
Rouzer said, “We can’t afford to re-elect a man like Mike McIntyre who said about Obama’s failed stimulus, ‘in our part of the country – it has worked.'”
McIntyre’s campaign released a statement in response to Rouzer’s speech.
“As a former DC lobbyist, David Rouzer is determined to use his training to distort and manipulate. Rouzer knows good and well that Mike McIntyre is an independent voice for Eastern North Carolina. Rouzer’s rhetoric is the kind of contrived distortion one would expect from a big money lobbyist,” McIntyre’s camp said.
Rouzer fired back saying, “He can’t run from his record. When Nancy Pelosi was Speaker, Mike McIntyre voted more than 90 percent of the time with her. One very great distinction in this race is when elected to Congress, my first vote will be for John Boehner.”
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