Antiwar Republican Wins Primary Race in North Carolina

Antiwar Republican Walter B. Jones won the race in North Carolina District 3 tonight.

Republican Congressman Walter Jones with Cindy Sheehan

Antiwar Republican Walter Jones won the North Carolina Republican Primary tonight.

Republican Joe McCaughlin has this on his opponent liberal Republican Walter B. Jones:

Jones’ voting record shows him to be the most liberal Republican Congressman in the South and the 3rd most likely Republican in the House to vote with the Democrats. In fact, there are 10 Congressional Democrats with a more conservative voting record than Walter Jones.

Jones’ conservative voting rating has plummeted to 79. Prior to 2004, Jones has scored a perfect 100 four times and two other times missed a perfect score by just one vote.

Jones voted against the Republican leadership 67% of the time on key issues identified by the Washington Post’s most recent Key Vote Database.

Jones was one of only two Republicans who twice voted for Democrat legislation that called for a timetable for withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

Jones was one of only two Republicans to vote against the Protect America Act, a piece of common sense legislation that 41 House Democrats supported.

WNCT reported that lack of funding was the main reason McLaughlin feels he lost. He says his campaign raised a mere $130,000 compared to Jones $750,000.
What a shame.

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