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Voters in 4th Congressional District to Choose Democrat on November Ballot

Posted April 30, 2000

— Voters in the 4th Congressional District will decide Tuesday which Democrat to put on the ballot in November.

The 4th District covers western Wake County, all of Durham and Orange counties, and parts of Chatham and Person counties. The candidates are incumbent David Price and newcomer John Winters Jr.

Price is in his element talking to students at a Raleigh high school. The Duke professor is serving his sixth term. Price wants voters to send him back a seventh time; he says his work is not finished yet.

"Education heads the list," Price says. "Health care is right up there, the accessibility and affordability of health care -- the need to fix Medicare, particularly to add a prescription drug benefit."

Winters wants voters to add another African-American voice to Congress by electing him in the 4th District. Among his priorities are affordable housing, reducing the dropout rate, and fiscal responsibility.

"I think that people don't mind paying taxes as long as the taxes go for efforts that they see are genuinely beneficial to the community," he says.

The winner of Tuesday's democratic primary will face two opponents in November. Republican Jess Ward, a Cary Town Council member, and Libertarian Brian Towey are also running.

Polls open Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

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