Bothwell challenges Rogers on campaign finance
Congressional candidate Cecil Bothwell will formally file for office at noon on Monday, Feb. 13. He will hold a press conference on the steps of the Buncombe County Board of Elections at that time.
“The western counties deserve representation by an old-fashioned Democrat,” Bothwell said. “We need a representative who will vote with the President, instead of against him. We need a representative who stands up for the people of these mountains, not corporations with headquarters in Delaware or Dubai.”
“I challenge Hayden Rogers and the eight or ten Republicans who are running against me to make the same pledge I have made to the people of this district. I will not accept corporate or corporate PAC donations, and I will do everything in my power to discourage Super PACs from participating in this contest. I only accept donations from real people who are willing to put their names on their donation envelopes, who are willing to stand up in public for the things they believe.”
“This District deserves better. You deserve better. We can rebuild the American Dream. We can do it if we set aside our fear, set aside the idea that only some sort of Republican-lite candidates will get elected in this district. There are more of us than there are of those corporate shills and Blue Dog turncoats. We can rebuild the country and the economy that made this nation the most admired and successful country the world has ever known. And I need your help