GOP hopeful in 8th District: NC needs jobs

Posted August 27, 2012

— A Republican newcomer hoping to unseat Rep. Larry Kissell in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District said Monday that the biggest problem facing the state is high employment and a withering climate for job creation.

Richard Hudson snagged a spot to speak at the Republican National Convention after several party leaders had to cancel plans to attend the convention due to Tropical Storm Isaac. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, for example, was slated for a prime-time speaking slot but bowed out as the storm moved swiftly toward his home state.

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-District 8 Congressional candidate focused on job creation

Hudson worked as district director when North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes held the 8th District seat, which now covers much of southeast North Carolina, including Robeson, Scotland and Richmond counties.

Now, Hudson is striking out on his own campaign. He said he's focused on bringing new jobs to North Carolina and encouraging existing businesses to expand.

"The real solution is, the people in (rural) communities who already own businesses, let's get the government out of the way, so they can expand those businesses and hire people," he said.

Hudson said the business environment in the state needs to change to encourage entrepreneurial investment.

"Let's get this economy rolling, so those people who have the capital want to invest it, want to hire people (and) can start hiring people," he said.

Hudson takes the stage Tuesday, along with state Sen. David Rouzer, who's running in the 7th Congressional District, and 11th Congressional District candidate Mark Meadows.


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  • pbjbeach Aug 29, 2012

    are you talking about the republican that are so instrested in creating jobs here in good ole north carolina or are your speaking about the chambers of commerce with the blessing of the rethuilcans that are mainly instrested in the supppression of wages an of the blacklisting of anyone that they dont like for telling the real truth from being able to obtain any form of any job anywhere in the state thank you

  • vickiewashington Aug 28, 2012

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember the campaign event in Ohio with the miners standing behind Romney well those mine workers were ordered to attend Romney's event and were not paid......

    Earlier this month, Mitt Romney was welcomed for a campaign event at the Century Mine in Beallsville, Ohio, by hundreds of coal workers and their families. Now many of the mine's workers are saying they were forced to give up a day-worth of pay to attend the event, and they feared they might be fired if they didn’t, according to local news radio WWVA.

  • vickiewashington Aug 28, 2012

    ROMNEY IS A CORPORATE RAIDER AND THIS IS A FACT....Here's a few of the companies here in North Carolina that he bought and sold off then laid off hundreds of employees.

    Charlotte - GS Industries (LAID OFF OVER 2000 EMPLOYEES)
    Interpath Communications - Morrisville (HUNDREDS LAID OFF)
    US LEC
    SMTC Corp - Charlotte

    These are the facts and how his corporate raiding affected North Carolina

  • davidgnews Aug 28, 2012

    Forget that Kissell is a good guy and a moderate Dem, because the party extremes don't like people in the moderate category no matter who they are.

    If there's any hope for remedy with congress, it's via moderates that would focus on real issues instead of those that primarily manipulate voters. I'm not holding my breath for it.

  • mayhem Aug 28, 2012

    Great job at stating the obvious, mister. The question is, what are you going to do about it? Trickle down?

  • Uhavenoclu Aug 28, 2012

    Businesses cannot hire jobs and people without money. Simple fact.No money no business. No business no jobs.