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Renee Ellmers’s Bully Beatdown

 

A few months back I took the liberty (occasionally granted me between NR Cruise pitches) to sing the praises of Renee Ellmers, the conservative, pro-life Republican nurse, pictured below, who’s challenging incumbent Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge in North Carolina’s Second District. You remember Bob — he earned 15 minutes of fame and then some when he tough-guyed conservative college students on the streets of D.C. (all nicely captured on video, and available here for your viewing pleasure).

Time for an update. The future of Etheridge’s seven-term career as a congressman remains in doubt (the last public poll on the race, from June by SurveyUSA, had Ellmers ahead by one point). The reason: While Renee Ellmers may be pretty, she’s also pretty tough. I love her response to a recent Etheridge attack. So will you. It’s always refreshing to see a lady stand up to a bully:

Bob Etheridge just sent out an e-mail attacking me claiming “my opponent’s economic plan would crush middle class families and reward Wall Street” — That’s pretty brazen from a man who’s accepted $500,000 in cash from special interest PACs, then voted to bail out everyone from Wall Street bankers to the United Auto Workers Union.

That Bob Etheridge would claim my economic plan (which can be summed up in four words: “cut taxes, cut spending”) would crush middle class families and reward Wall Street is proof that he thinks the voters will believe anything.

Let’s look at the facts: The policies of Barack Obama and Bob Etheridge, over the last year, have shrunken the middle class and resulted in average Wall Street bonuses soaring 17 percent. Those policies have reportedly resulted in almost 21 percent of children in the U.S. living below the poverty line in 2010 (the highest rate in 20 years).

In fourteen years in Congress, Congressman Etheridge has voted to increase our debt at a rate — on average — of eighteen thousand dollars every second of every day he’s been in office. And he continues to borrow money to pay for outrageous spending such as foreign aid the Obama administration uses to build mosques in Muslim nations.

Congress’s borrowing is destroying our economy and killing our jobs. I need your help to defeat Bob Etheridge and provide a check and balance to Barack Obama’s big government agenda. Please support my campaign with a contribution today to help me answer Bob Etheridge’s latest attack.

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