David Price Makes Largest TV Ad Buy in a Decade to Attack Challenger B.J. Lawson

Oct 14, 2010, 15:05 ET from Lawson for Congress

Attempts to Paint Lawson as 'Extreme,' When Lawson is Echoing the Concerns and Sentiments of Majority of Voters

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- William (B.J.) Lawson, MD, Republican challenger to Rep. David Price in North Carolina's Fourth District, is the object of new attack ads running on local TV stations. Price has made a significant TV expenditure for this election, something he has not done in over a decade. Price receives more than 50 percent of his contributions from special interests, while Lawson's campaign has been funded by individual donors.

In the ads and throughout his campaign, Price calls Lawson, his supporters, and their conservative ideas "extreme," specifically highlighting the elimination of the Department of Education.

"Over the past 20 years, since the founding of the Department of Education, America's schools have gotten worse. My wife JoLynn is a former teacher for Durham Public Schools and our three children attend Wake County Public Schools, so we have seen firsthand how the federal government prevents prosperity in our local schools - it's a disaster. Our tax dollars need to stay here in North Carolina, so it can be controlled and allocated by us rather than by Washington insiders," said Lawson.

"David Price's rhetoric clearly shows he is uncomfortable with regular people getting involved in politics. The Constitution isn't a complicated document and it clearly says what the federal government should not be doing, but that would upset his big contributors. All we are doing is asking basic questions about the role of the federal government.

"The country's recession has only gotten worse, unemployment is at record highs, and the federal deficit continues to skyrocket and David Price says conservative ideas are extreme? How about voting with Nancy Pelosi more than any other congressman? Out of 438 individuals in Congress, David Price votes with her more than any of them. There are districts in California, New York and Massachusetts who elect representation that has less in common with Pelosi. This is North Carolina, not San Francisco. Having Pelosi's carbon-copy as our representative? That's extreme," Lawson added.

B.J. Lawson is a Constitutional conservative, medical doctor and small businessman running against 22-year incumbent David Price, who votes with Nancy Pelosi more than any other congressman. For more information regarding B.J. Lawson's bid for North Carolina's 4th Congressional seat, please visit his website at www.LawsonforCongress.com.

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