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Foxx challenger kicks off campaign PDF Print
Sunday, 04 November 2007 20:48

roy_carter_officially_launches_campaign_for_congress.jpg North Wilkes High School Coach Roy Carter kicked off his campaign Saturday in Winston Salem.

According to campaign spokesman Miranda Burgin, friends, family, former student athletes and prominent community members made their way to the Forsyth County Democratic Headquarters for the event.


Carter outlined his priorities: excellence in education, economic development and affordable healthcare. He then went on to tell his supporters he’s making ending the war in Iraq a priority.


Carter, an Ashe County native, will be running against incumbent Republican Representative Virginia Foxx, a woman he’s openly criticized. After Foxx’s telephone town hall last week, Carter pointed out the lack of opposing viewpoints in selected phone calls. He accused his opponent of screening her calls, saying she “refused to answer the hard questions and provide honest answers.” Carter says he called in before the first question and was still not allowed to speak.


The fifth district encompasses 12 counties, including Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes. For more information about Carter’s campaign visit
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