NC-02: He’s in! Duncan done testing waters, ready to tackle Ellmers in 2016

181477_4887315982703_432071545_nThe worse kept secret in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District is finally out there for all to see:  Chatham County’s Jim Duncan is coming after John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy’s favorite member of the North Carolina congressional delegation.  Here’s what the retired entrepreneur and former county GOP chairman had to say today:

.  “I’m entering this race because I want to serve the will of the people.  It’s time to listen to their needs, protect their freedoms and unite this district.I don’t need a new job.  I want to offer up my talents so that I can serve my friends and neighbors in this district and inject some common sense into that mess in Washington.

Upholding the Constitution, attacking the debt, and building a strong America with protected borders will be hallmarks of my campaign.   I don’t take this challenge lightly.  The phone calls and emails have persisted, encouraging me to run in the 2016 election. The people have been asking. So, it’s time for me to respond. We have built a great team and are ready to go.

 We are facing grave threats to our homeland and our freedoms.  Fiscal responsibility is tantamount to our security.  A secure border in the face of unprecedented threats is an obligation.  An open border policy that places unfair burdens on the American worker and taxpayer is irresponsible. We have weakened our military, both nationally and in the district, and consigned many of our military families to the status of second-class citizens.

The pursuit of happiness and family are important elements of success for me. I believe that jobs and the opportunity to succeed, anchored by parent-influenced education, are key to putting America back on track.  To have a strong economy we must embrace free enterprise.tea

What good is it to elect conservative politicians in name only if they are afraid to vote for conservative principles? Actions speak louder than words.  The American dream and the American spirit must be rekindled, so that there will be something left for future generations in this country.

Trust is the basis of the compact I seek to develop with the people in the 2nd District.  Too often we hear from Washington, ‘just give us a little more time—trust us.’ Well,  trust is not something that’s just given. It’s earned.  It’s time to stand up for our principles and values and not run away from them. We must rebuild trust between our citizens and their leaders. ”

Frustration with Barry Obama and the Democrat-dominated nation’s capital in 2009-2010 (right about the time the Tea Party rose to the surface) inspired the retired business leader to jump headfirst into politics.  

Duncan is a very spiritual man who should appeal very strongly to Christian conservatives. His limited government, low-tax views also should make him very popular with Tea Partiers and libertarian-leaning grassroots activists. The GOP primary will be held in May 2016. 

13 comments for “NC-02: He’s in! Duncan done testing waters, ready to tackle Ellmers in 2016

  1. Raphael
    April 6, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Hooray for Jim Duncan! Unlike Renee Ellmers, he is a Republican we can be proud of! Jim Duncan is someone who will stand for the principles in the GOP platform.

    And this is one more reason not to listen to the foolishness of those who try to argue that conservatives should re-register as Unaffiliated. Conservatives need to be there for Jim Duncan in the primary to defeat Renee Ellmers and then to defeat the Democrat in November.

    • Toxhandler
      April 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      I just hope other NC-02 County leaders are onboard with this. He’ll need their support. No need to heed the NCGOP POO on this one….the well-being of the Party brand is at stake.

      • Unaffiliated Voter
        April 6, 2015 at 10:33 pm

        What ‘well-being’ of the GOP are you speaking of?

  2. Dee
    April 6, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Jim’s IN! We must support this wonderful guy – he’s the real deal. No way will he go to DC and forget his constituents! Go to http://www.jimfornc.com and sign on to pitch in and help him win in 2016!!

  3. gene
    April 7, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Elmers went to Congress with good intentions, and like all freshmen were brow beaten and threatened with non support of campaign funds. We need someone that can tell Boehner and the Rino crowd to go to hell. and vote the interests of the 2nd district.

    • bc3b
      April 15, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      During the 113th Congress (2013-140, Ellmers scored 51% on the Heritage Action scorecard, worse than 90% of Republicans. It didn’t take much to corrupt this witch.

  4. JP
    April 7, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Another establishment republican. If he wanted Renee gone he would have supported the primary candidate last year. His county under his leadership overwhelmingly supported abortion barbie in the primary. He says he doesn’t need the job……saying that proves he is in it for the wrong reasons. I wish these established republicans would stop using the word conservative……they are not.

    • JoanM
      April 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Establishment Republican??!! You have got to be kidding me. You either don’t know Jim Duncan or you support Ellmers. Anyone who is familiar with Mr. Duncan and his ideaology knows that “establishment” is not an adjective describing who he is. Just because “his county” went for Ellmers, says nothing. My county went for Clay Aiken – duh!

    • Raphael
      April 7, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Jim Duncan’s connections with important national conservative groups show that he is not an establishment Republican. Far from it.

  5. Paul
    April 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I hear Arthur Rich is running too!

    • Raphael
      April 7, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Arthur Rich was talked by the state party into being a candidate for Congress in the 1st district last time, and proved to be an exceptionally poor candidate. Maybe they have pointed him to the second to try to divide the opposition to Ellmers. Still, I think it would be a hoot if Ellmers came in third.

  6. Mark
    April 8, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Thank God. This woman is a RINO carpetbagging nightmare who thinks she is representing the people of Michigan……………………….

  7. Frances
    April 8, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Best news I have heard in awhile concerning District -02.
    Duncan you will make N.C. proud.

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