Letter: Budd has courage

Published 10:57 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018

I endorse Ted Budd for the U.S .House of Representatives. He has the courage to stand for what is right, supports protecting our freedoms and promotes fiscal responsibility to help families thrive. Budd will work to protect our Constitution, support our military and police and defend our borders. We must transform government back to its Constitutional roots where our basic rights are protected.

In his first term, Budd co-sponsored legislation to combat the opioid crisis and worked to make it easier to deport dangerous illegal immigrant gang members. Budd helped local businesses through unfair federal procurements, as well as helping hundreds of residents in constituent services.

America is back on top as the most competitive economy in the world. We had not been No. 1 since 2008. Budd pledges to build on economic growth, fueled by tax reform, to help increase better paying jobs and lower unemployment.

In August, challenger, Kathy Manning, had 55.5 percent of her donations from out of state, compared to 28 percent for Budd. Let’s ensure that N.C. selects our representative.

Noah Webster said, “In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. … Look to his character.” This exemplifies Ted Budd, and I support him.

— Tammy Fairchild