I pledge to run a clean campaign, and I invite my primary opponents to join me.

Today I signed a Clean Campaign Pledge, and I asked all the Democratic candidates in the race to join me. I think voters are tired of mudslinging and attack ads. While I don’t believe my opponents in this race would participate in such despicable tactics, the Clean Campaign Pledge gives all of us an opportunity to promise that we will talk about the issues.

To read the entire Clean Campaign Pledge, click here. Below is an excerpt from the pledge:

As Democratic primary candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District, we hereby agree that the people of this district deserve a positive campaign. They deserve a campaign on the issues most important to them – not one full of cheap, divisive attacks.

We anticipate that all of the candidates will sign the pledge and provide a Congressional campaign that we can all be proud of.

Comments

Thanks for posting this

Good luck. I'm pulling for you.

James

PS I guess it's asking too much to invite Republicans to sign something like this. They'd have to abandon Thom Tillis' divide and conquer strategy. Ah well.

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

Thanks!

Thanks so much, James. I appreciate your support!

Rep. Patsy Keever, NC District 115
Candidate for Congress in 10th Congressional District
www.keeverforcongress.com

As long as you're here

As long as you're here, can I ask where you stand on the issue of marriage equality?

Marriage equality

I support marriage equality and oppose Amendment One.

Rep. Patsy Keever, NC District 115
Candidate for Congress in 10th Congressional District
www.keeverforcongress.com

Thanks for the positive, and quick reply!

Thanks for the positive, and quick reply!

So many candidates for all kinds of positions that come to Blue NC get that question from me. For those who do answer when I ask about marriage equality, many respond by saying they oppose the amendment. That's a commendable position, but not a particularly courageous one. Even tea party Congresswoman Renee Ellmers opposes amendment 1, so it's not a particularly high bar. So thank you for standing for equality! =)

As long as we are talking clean campaigns, I'd be interested in expanding the topic. Clean campaigns bring to mind not only keeping things civil between opposing campaigns, but also clean campaigns makes me think about campaigns that commit to disclosure, and to being beholden to voters not big donors or lobbyists once in office. Could you talk about how that kind of campaign cleanness would be a part of your campaign and your time in office if elected?

Service to my constituents

One of my passions is serving my constituents. I had an opportunity to serve the people of my community as a Buncombe County Commissioner, and now I'm doing so as a State Representative. When I am in Congress I will be the representative of every citizen in the 10th District, regardless of whether they voted for me or not. And in the same manner, I will continue to put people first.

Rep. Patsy Keever, NC District 115
Candidate for Congress in 10th Congressional District
www.keeverforcongress.com

Timothy Murphy signs Clean Campaign Pledge

Yesterday Timothy Murphy joined me is signing the Clean Campaign Pledge. Now two of the three candidates in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 10th Congressional District have signed the pledge.

Rep. Patsy Keever, NC District 115
Candidate for Congress in 10th Congressional District
www.keeverforcongress.com