“I respect Elisabeth and the number of individuals she has contributing to her campaign. As a political newcomer, I didn’t feel right asking voters within the 5th District for contributions prior to the primary. I made the decision to self-fund my campaign through the primary. I felt it was enough to just meet as many voters as possible, present my position on the issues and not ask for money when I was through. I’ve tried to make it clear that the greatest support they can provide to me is their vote.
Our district, especially the rural areas, has been hit extremely hard during the continuing economic downturn. People are struggling financially just to make ends meet. That being said, whichever Democratic candidate moves forward after the primary on May 8th will need all the financial support they can get to beat Virginia Foxx.” - Dr. Bruce Peller