WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Big political names are in town doing their part to sway voters in the days leading up to the primaries.
The race for U.S. Congress in our area is heating up and the candidates are getting their hands dirty.
Today former governor Mike Huckabee was in town to raise money and throw his support behind congressional candidate Woody White.
This as white and his main opponent David Rouzer find themselves taking hits in the political arena.
As the clock ticks down to Election Day the airwaves are heating up.
Today former presidential candidate and Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee stood strong behind his friend Woody White.
“I think people need to go to Washington not because they wanna (SIC) be a somebody,” said Huckabee, “but because they want to serve the somebodies of their district.”
At a press conference in Wilmington today, Huckabee outlined why he thinks White is the man for the job.
“People have gone to Washington and it has been like the roach motel,” he said, “They’ve gone in but they’ve never come out.”
Huckabee though played right into a line Whites opponent has been harping on for weeks now.
“He doesn’t need this job,” Huckabee said of White, “he truly doesn’t need a job he’s got a job and a good one.”
A point Rouzer is quick to make as well.
“Have you heard a good joke about a lawyer,” Rouzer said in a campaign ad referring to Whites history as a trial lawyer, “I bet you have.”
White fighting back and defending his career in his ads. He also attacks Rouzer on his position on amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Though white wouldn’t discuss the negative campaigning with in press releases this week White calls Rouzer pro-amnesty.
A charge Rouzer vehemently denies.
Early voting started this week.
Primary election day is May 6th.
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