To the Editor:

Hudson relies on unthinking automatons for election to Congress


Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), who hasn’t lived in North Carolina’s new 9th congressional district that includes Chatham County and isn’t widely known by the voters, is so over-confident in his election this year that he’s running to lead the National Republican Congressional Committee for the 2024 cycle.

Instead of meeting with voters in his new district, he is traveling around the country to raise money for other Republicans.  

Hudson has generated almost no media coverage since the campaign allegedly began. Relying on hyper-partisan loyalties, Hudson is assuming that enough voters who know almost nothing about him will just pull the Republican lever like automatons, and that will be enough so he can breeze back into Congress.

If pro-choice constituents, particularly unaffiliated women and libertarian-leaning male voters, realize that Hudson is, according to his website, “100% Pro-Life,” strongly in favor of legislation that bans abortion from conception, without any stated exceptions, they might think twice about voting for him. 

Hudson voted to overturn the 2020 election results. The Republican Accountability Project gives him a “very poor” rating for support of democracy. He fanned the flames of doubt about the election, calling Trump’s claims “breathtaking” and asserting that “this may be one of the darkest times in our country.”

Someone needs to ask him what he thinks would have happened if Congress actually did what he wanted and overturned the 2020 election result. Does he favor civil war?

He also favored a cover-up of what happened on Jan. 6, 2021, voting against an investigation into what happened. 

He disagreed with Republican Senator Richard Burr, who had the integrity to vote to impeach Trump for his actions on Jan. 6.

He is against firearms background checks. He asserts “the second amendment is the right that protects all other rights. Just ask Ukraine.” So he thinks every American has a God-given right to own Javelin missiles and attack drones? That’s what’s keeping Ukraine from occupation by Russians, not individual handguns.

His opponent, Ben Clark, is not just a political hack. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, and has trained thousands of soldiers on the use of sophisticated military systems. As a state senator from Fayetteville for a decade, he has established a strong record of concern and actually helping the people of the new 13th district.   

Jim Buie

Fearrington Village


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