Former US Senator Says Hudson Will be an Effective Conservative
February 27, 2012
Today, Former United States Senator Lauch Faircloth, a staunch North Carolina conservative, endorsed Richard Hudson for Congress.
“Richard Hudson has been a leader in the conservative movement in North Carolina for more than 15 years,” said Faircloth. “He will be an effective conservative Congressman.”
Faircloth is a Clinton, NC businessman whose business interests include farming, commercial real estate, heavy construction and auto dealerships. He served in the United States Senate from 1993- 1999. Recognized as one of the most conservative members of the Senate, Faircloth once joked that he wanted to be known as “the conservative senator from North Carolina” — the state’s other seat was held by Senator Jesse Helms.
“Senator Faircloth is a staunch conservative who served North Carolina with integrity and common sense,” said Hudson. “His endorsement is a huge boost to my campaign and reinforces my status as the grassroots conservative and the frontrunner in this primary.”
Hudson, recognized as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in the 8th District, enjoys the most grassroots support and is the only candidate with a campaign organization in all twelve counties in the district.
Faircloth is the latest high profile endorsement for Hudson, joining Mrs. Jesse Helms, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Former US Senator James Broyhill, Union County Commission Chairman Jerry Simpson, Davidson County District Attorney Garry Frank, former 8th District Republican Party Chairman Donnie Baucom, Cabarrus County Commissioner Bob Carruth, Mayor of Lilesville Richard Harrington, Former Carolina Panther Mike Minter, Former state legislator and former Republican Party National Committeeman Ed McMahan, 2010 8th District Nominee Harold Johnson, Barbara Hayes— the wife of former 8th District Congressman Robin Hayes, US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and 20 of the most conservative members of Congress.