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ALIPAC endorses McIntyre, hopes Pantano supporters will follow

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A political action committee known for its strong stance against illegal immigration is endorsing Rep. Mike McIntyre in his reelection bid.

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) announced today it will endorse the Democrat seeking his ninth term in the US House due to his opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens. ALIPAC also said endorsing McIntyre is in response to his opponent David Rouzer’s support for amnesty for illegals.

“ALIPAC supports our record of standing strong against illegal immigration,” McIntyre said in a statement. “There is a clear distinction in this election between my record and Senator Rouzer’s on immigration, and this ALIPAC endorsement highlights that clearly!”

In 2010 ALIPAC supported Republican Ilario Pantano in his run against McIntyre. However, Pantano lost the GOP primary this year Rouzer.

“We hope that many of the Republicans who supported Ilario Pantano because of his strong stance against illegal immigration will follow ALIPAC’s lead to vote for Mike McIntyre,” ALIPAC President William Gheen said in a release.

Gheen says McIntyre is a “clear choice” over Rouzer, who ALIPAC says has lobbied members of Congress to pass the AgJOBS Amnesty bill, which the group opposes.

Rouzer’s campaign has not yet returned our request for a response.

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