Duncan Picks Up Endorsement from Erick Erickson – #NC02 #NCpol

Things are heating up in NC-02.  Renee Ellmers still has not one, not two, but three challengers.

One of the challengers, Jim Duncan, has just picked up a nice endorsement from Erick Erickson.  You’ve probably seen him in CNN here and there and Erickson was the former editor and chief of RedState.

While this is good news and increases visibility for Duncan, it’s worth noting that Erickson also just threw his weight behind Marco Rubio after touting the Ted Cruz as ‘best positioned to win‘ just a few weeks ago. Apparently, Erickson doesn’t read his own columns?

Press release:

Jim Duncan Endorsed by Conservative Powerhouse Erick Erickson
For Immediate Release

Cary, NC- Conservative candidate for congress, Jim Duncan of North Carolina, has received the endorsement of national conservative talk show host, Fox News commentator and syndicated newspaper columnist Erick Erickson.

Erickson launched his newest initiative this week called “The Resurgent” and gave its first-everendorsement to Jim Duncan. “That speaks volumes about the level of importance of this race,” said Jim Duncan, “I am honored to have earned Mr. Erickson’s trust and support.”

“Conservatives across the nation should be willing to make an example of Renee Ellmers’ repeated betrayals and repeated broken promises,” said Erickson. “Polling looks good for Jim. He has good name recognition. Voters in NC-2 are more and more aware of all the ways Renee Ellmers has stabbed them in the back,” he added. Two months ago Duncan’s campaign launched Ask Her Why, an online petition site that highlights several of Rep. Ellmers repeated betrayals. #AskHerWhy

“I’m very proud to have this opportunity to demonstrate to the rest of nation that the conservative principles of smaller government, lower taxes, sanctity of life, peace through strength, reaffirming our inalienable rights, and free market principles are all topics that have been missing from our national debate. Washington insiders have given up fighting for the American people. As an outsider I will stand my ground and fight for the people of my district and our founding principles.” said Duncan.

Erickson’s endorsement is the latest in a growing list of support for the Duncan campaign and further evidence that the grassroots are coalescing behind him. Ellmers has lost her base of support among voters in the district. Last month the economic conservative group Club for Growth endorsed Duncan to replace Ellmers. Additional endorsements include Nancy Helms, daughter of North Carolina’s favorite son and conservative icon, Senator Jesse Helms and many other local elected officials. To view Jim’s endorsements, please visit www.JimForNC.com

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