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Burr fires back at Democrats

Posted May 7, 2010

— U.S. Sen. Richard Burr fired back Friday at both Democrats who are trying to unseat him, saying they are hiding from the failings of the Democratic administration of President Barack Obama.

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and former state Sen. Cal Cunningham advanced from Tuesday's primary to a June 22 runoff to determine the Democratic nominee in the Senate race.

Both Marshall and Cunningham have criticized Burr in television ads, saying he has voted for legislation that sends manufacturing jobs overseas and that he didn't stand up for North Carolina residents in the health care reform debate.

"They're running against me because they can't run with the current administration," Burr said Friday during an appearance in Raleigh. "They can't support the increase in spending, the debt that's been incurred, the policies in health care and now the financial services. So, they're making this a character assassination on me. I've been running on my record for 16 years."

Burr said he has supported trade policies that he felt were fair and opened new markets to U.S. goods.

He already has accepted invitations to debate the eventual Democratic nominee once in June and at least once October.


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  • Bob12345 May 7, 2010


  • mep May 7, 2010

    Dole did FAR FAR more for North Carolina in a day, than Kay Hagen has her entire time in office. Just try to call her office and get a strait answer on an issue. Write her an e-mail, and wait, and wait... then be thrilled by her excuse ridden form letter response on why she can not address your issue personally.
    Oh yes, Kay is a real "Toe the line Democrat". Apparently she is being told how to vote by Reid, and not even listening to us here in NC.

  • mep May 7, 2010

    Wow, a whole bunch of Democrats have posted here. Personally I have been totally satisfied with Burr as a Senator. He responds promptly to my e-mails, his staff is courteous and knowledgeable about the Senators view on hot political topics, and best of all, he consistently votes AGAINST the socialistic agenda of Pelosi, Reid, and Obama. Thankfully Burr understands the incredible burden the massive Democrats new spending and entitlement programs are going to cost taxpayers. (63% of Americans do not have to worry about those pesky taxes) So stand firm Mr. Burr, as the taxpayers are behind you! Now someone get rid of Brad Miller! (liberal bottom feeder)

  • Dirty_Water May 7, 2010

    Gosh, Folks. We've still got a long, long time before November, and there's no shortage of mud. What's that old saying....keep your powder dry until you see their white shirts getting muddy? Something like that. Yeah. And besides, if Burr waits a bit, he can cut his slinging in half (because of the runoff) and will see a lesser amount of incoming. So go outside and enjoy the day and get off the darned computer. That be where I be going. Bye.

  • imtiredofit May 7, 2010

    Burr has done as much for North Carolina as Elizabeth Dole did in her 6 years as Senator. The sooner he is gone the better off the people of North Carolina will be. Senator do-nothing.....

  • bemitchellkay May 7, 2010

    Why is it the Republican candidates do not discuss the huge debt the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have put us in...for some reason all they harp on is the money this administration has HAD to spend to get us out of the mess we are in? This administration has done more before 2 years than most do in 8...It's amazing how these wars are ignored over & over & over again. How much would we have SAVED w/o fighting 2 different wars at the same time??? Someone please do those numbers.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc May 7, 2010

    tpbwetland you're a hoot. Do you actually believe that Burr is the one who will bankrupt this country? :^D

  • tpbwetland May 7, 2010

    To NCPictures: Not everyone is lock boot step with you and Palin and the Grand Oil Partiers, either.

  • tpbwetland May 7, 2010

    Burr is for irresponsible spending such as going to war without paying a dime for war expenditures and paying for tax cuts for the rich that this country cannot afford. Burr has, and will continue to bankrupt this country.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama May 7, 2010

    Burr is a hero for voting against the Socialist excesses of Obama, Reid, and Pelosi.