Dem 'fighting' to keep his seat rejects GOP challenger's claim he's 'beholden' to Biden

 April 29, 2024

The Democratic candidate for re-election in the House of Representatives in North Carolina has stated that he is "fighting every day" for the families in his district. 

This statement comes as he is defending himself against allegations made by his Republican opponent that he is "beholden" to President Biden and that he disregards the concerns of constituents, as Fox News reported.

According to Representative Don Davis, a Democrat from North Carolina, he and his colleagues have "been working so hard to deliver for families across eastern North Carolina" in an interview with Fox News Digital.

"In the past few weeks alone, we've announced over $13 million in community project funds, 15 different projects in eight counties."

Republican Side

During her campaign for the 1st Congressional District of North Carolina, Republican Laurie Buckhout criticized Davis, calling him a "career politician" who "never had a day in his life where he's run a business."

Davis, a former member of the United States Air Force, said he's "working every single day to make sure that the people of eastern North Carolina, that their voices are heard in Washington, D.C., that we're making connections and telling the story."

Additionally, he denied that he is "beholden" to Democratic House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York and President Joe Biden, as his Republican opponent had claimed.

"Let me be clear. I want to thank Col. Buckhout for her service to our country. But I think she couldn't be more off on that whole comment because this is not about being beholden," he said. "I've heard about flipping the seat. But, for me, it's about fighting every day for families of eastern North Carolina."

Davis' Claimed Allegiances

Davis said he is "only beholden to the families of eastern North Carolina," and pointed to his "fight" for farmers and military families in his district.

"I'm fighting to make sure that our children, our young people, have a future," he said. "I'm beholden to that farmer out there who is struggling right now to figure out how they're going to keep the farm open.

"I'm beholden right now to those young people who see that they have a future in the East. I'm beholden to those veterans and those military families who are putting their lives on the line every single day.

"I'm only beholden to the people of eastern North Carolina, and I think people know that about me."

Former Army colonel and first-time candidate Buckhout also criticized Davis regarding his voting record.

"We have to admit that Davis is just Biden's, you know, surrogate on the ground," Buckhout said. "He's his agent, he's his guy. He does what Biden says. He votes with Biden."

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