Voters Will Be Given a Clear Choice for Attorney General Between Buck Newton and Josh Stein
“Roy Cooper’s protege will continue to champion big government while ignoring the Constitution, individual liberties and the people of North Carolina.”
Wilson, North Carolina— With Monday’s official announcement that Democrat Josh Stein has formally entered the race for Attorney General, Republican Attorney General candidate Buck Newton says the voters of North Carolina will be given a clear choice in next year’s election.
“Josh Stein is a typical left-wing politician who would seek to continue the disturbing trend of letting Washington decide what is best for North Carolina,” Newton said. “Roy Cooper’s protege will continue to champion big government while ignoring the Constitution, individual liberties and the people of North Carolina.”
Stein made his official announcement on Monday, although he has stated his intentions to run for the seat held by his former boss Roy Cooper since 2013. Newton noted, “Stein has spent the last few years unofficially running for AG; raising money from liberal special interests and dodging his duties as a State Senator by avoiding controversial votes that would highlight his liberal views that are out of touch with North Carolina.”
Stein planned appearances in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh on Monday. Newton said Stein’s focus on the state’s metropolitan media centers was indicative of the type of big money, soundbite oriented campaign Stein will run. Newton said that from political philosophy to the way they campaign, the contrast between the two is stark.
“We kicked off our campaign at a small diner in Star, a town of about 800 people that is the geographic center of the state. Since then I’ve traveled from the mountains to the coast; visiting big cities and small towns.” Newton said. “I’ve done more listening than talking and I hear one consistent theme: citizens want North Carolinians to make the decisions that affect North Carolina and they are sick of the overreaching arm of the Federal Government interfering with their lives.”
Newton concluded by saying he believes the voters will respond to the clear choice with which they will be presented. “I have faith in the people of North Carolina because I’m out there talking with them every day. They are positive, upbeat and inspiring. It will be my honor to protect these great citizens as their Attorney General.”