N.C. leaders pledge support for Obama

October 6, 2008 5:22:11 PM PDT
As the political climate heats up, some Democratic heavy hitters are stepping up and pledging their support for presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

The North Carolina Leaders for Change met at the farmers restaurant in Raleigh Monday.

Healthcare, education and the failing economy were some of the key issues addressed by part and present key democratic leaders.

Former N.C. Governor Jom Hunt urged voters to vote for Senator Barack Obama, accusing his rival, Senator John McCain of not supporting farmers and North Carolinians.

Governor Hunt cited that McCain opposed the tobacco buyout and farm bill.

In addition to Governor Hunt, Secretary of State Elain Marshall discussed the economy. U.S. representatives David Price, Brad Miller, G.K. Butterfield, Bob Etheridge and Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand also discussed key issues.

Eyewitness News spoke to the local McCain office, and it refutes all of the claims made Monday against McCain on taxes.

The campaign released the following statement: "John McCain is the only candidate in this race who has a history of fighting for lower taxes for the middle class and working to support small businesses that create jobs. Barack Obama, by contrast, has voted 94 times in his short senate career in favor of higher taxes."


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