May 13, 2014
DCCC Statement on Clay Aiken Primary Win in NC-02
From David Bergstein of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee:
“Congresswoman Renee Ellmers’ reckless actions and wrong priorities are completely out of touch with North Carolina values. First Congresswoman Ellmers defended taking her own government paycheck when she helped cause the government shutdown, and now Congresswoman Ellmers is taking even more money from North Carolina taxpayers by voting to end the Medicare guarantee and raise taxes on middle class families in order give more to corporations that ship jobs overseas and the ultra-wealthy.
“We are confident that Clay Aiken will run an aggressive campaign to hold Congresswoman Ellmers accountable for losing touch with the people of North Carolina. Finally, we are thankful for Keith Crisco’s lifetime of public service and extend our deepest condolences to his family.”