Monday, March 12, 2012

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The Greater AFP Wilmington Chapter
Americans For Prosperity
will have its regular monthly meeting
Thursday, March 15
6:30pm (social) 7:00pm (meeting)
2541 Carolina Beach Road at Shipyard Boulevard
Join us for an
exciting meeting featuring:  
Ilario Pantano and David Rouzer
Candidates for the the 7th Congressional District
The candidates will each lay out their message for us and then answer questions from our members. 
Paige Freeman, local leader of Americans for Prosperity in the Greater Wilmington Area, will also introduce Wes King, AFP field coordinator for southeast NC.

As always, we will have other updates in the Local Buzz Session including:
  • Update on the Taxpayer Funded Baseball Stadium
  • March 27, bus trip to DC for the Hands Off My Health Care Rally 
    • Confirmed Speakers: Senators Rand Paul, Jim DeMint and Pat Toomey; Representative Michele Bachmann, and Brent Bozell, Founder and President of the Media Research Center (the largest media watchdog organization in America) and many others!

      Click here to register and learn where your bus departs!
Local Elected Officials, Candidates, Watchdogs, and Activists are welcome to stop by to take part in the discussion. Guests are always welcome at Americans for Prosperity! No cost to join AFP.

The Asian Buffet is a spacious restaurant with an outstanding buffet for every taste. Cost is only $8.99 and beer & wine is available. Please try to eat dinner with us so we can keep this new venue!

For more information, contact our local leader, Paige Freeman at or 910-228-8123.

Chris Marie Farr
Grassroots Director - North Carolina
Americans for Prosperity


Verne Strickland / Blogmaster

Posted: Mar 12, 2012 1:49 PM EDT Updated: Mar 12, 2012 1:58 PM EDT
Ilario Pantano is leading the race for the Republican nomination in North Carolina's Seventh Congressional District, according to a new poll.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A new poll released Monday by the Citizens United Political Victory Fund shows Ilario Pantano leading opponent David Rouzer in the race for the Republican nomination in North Carolina's Seventh Congressional District.

According to a release by the CUPVF, which calls itself a Conservative Political Action Committee of Citizens United, Pantano received 46.8% of the vote in the automated poll. Rouzer received 23.4% and Randy Crow finished with 2.3%.

Interesting to note is that 27.5% said they are undecided in the race. CUPVF says the poll included 755 respondents and took place from March 7-9.

Pantano was the 2010 GOP nominee in the Seventh District race. He lost to incumbent Rep. Mike McIntyre in the General Election.

Rouzer is a state senator campaigning in this District for the first time, as a result of the 2011 redistricting plan drawn and passed by the General Assembly.

McIntyre is running for re-election for what would be a ninth term in the House of Representatives.

Click here for a memo released by Wenzel Strategies, the group that did the polling for CUPVF.
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