Jim Duncan has scored an endorsement from Jesse Helms in the North Carolina second congressional district race. Duncan is one of three Republicans challenging incumbent Renee Ellmers.
Helms Endorses Jim Duncan for Congress
For Immediate Release – Oct. 19, 2015
Cary, NC- Conservative Candidate Jim Duncan of North Carolina announced today the endorsement of Nancy Helms, daughter of the late U.S. Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina.
“Today, I am proud to make my announcement public that I am endorsing Jim Duncan for Congress,” Nancy Helms said. “The second district of North Carolina is a special place for me and my family. My father had such respect for our proud military members and veterans that live there, as well as our farmers, and many others. Our nation needs principled, honest and humble leaders now more than ever. I believe Jim Duncan has the conservative principles and positive character traits needed to represent us in Congress. Please join me in supporting Jim Duncan for Congress.”
“Nancy Helms’ endorsement is a true honor” said Duncan. “Nancy has dedicated a large portion of her life to keeping the truth and integrity of her father’s legacy alive. I want to thank Nancy for her dedication to North Carolina’s citizens, and for fostering free enterprise and protecting traditional American values. I will do my very best to honor Jesse Helms’ conservative legacy.”
Jesse Helms was a pivotal leader in the conservative movement and regarded as one of the most influential conservative politicians of the post-1960s era. His support was crucial to Ronald Regan’s North Carolina primary victory in 1976 and paved the way for Reagan’s presidential election in 1980.
Jim Duncan has served as a board member on the Jesse Helms foundation since 2013 and has been a passionate supporter of Helms’ legacy.
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