Dome: 7th District U.S. House race heats up

FROM STAFF REPORTSAugust 19, 2012 

A Raleigh fundraiser has been set for 7th district GOP House candidate David Rouzer on Aug. 23 featuring Congresswoman Virginia Foxx.

The event, which ranges in cost from $100 to $2,500, will be at the home of attorney Kieran Shanahan and his wife Tina.

Rouzer, the state senator from Johnston County, is challenging Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre of Lumberton in one of the most closely watched congressional races in the state.

The two candidates and their supporters have been pounding each other in new ads.

Last week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched an ad criticizing Rouzer.

According to Roll Call, this is the DCCC’s second ad. It seeks to tie Rouzer to Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget.

“David Rouzer’s budget would essentially end Medicare,” the narrator says in the ad. “That’s not a North Carolina value.”

The National Republican Congressional Committee immediately responded with an ad linking McIntyre to Obama’s policies.

Ryan coming to Raleigh for fundraiser

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in Raleigh Wednesday for a fundraiser at the home of real estate developer John Kane.

The event, which costs between $2,500 and $15,000, follows a fundraiser in Charlotte this past Wednesday for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The new Republican ticket also made a campaign swing together last Sunday in High Point and Mooresville.

Know your rights

The American Civil Liberties Union wants political activists and protesters to “know your rights” ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

The ACLU is hosting an online webinar Monday at 7 p.m. Panelists include Charlotte city attorney Bob Hagemann, a Charlotte police department attorney and others. For information on the call, visit

Staff writers Staff writers Rob Christensen, Franco Ordonez and John Frank

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