Here’s the press release from the Vance Patterson campaign:
Anti-Illegal Immigration “Minutemen” Founder Jim Gilchrist Endorses Vance Patterson For Congress
Secure Borders Champion Praises Patterson As Political Outsider, Business Owner Who Understands The Impact Of Illegals On US Jobs
MORGANTON, NC– Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minutemen organization supporting secure borders, announced his endorsement of Vance Patterson in the upcoming Republican runoff election on July 17th. Gilchrist has been a stalwart voice in the movement to secure American borders for economic, crime prevention, and national security reasons.
“Since founding the most widely recognized organization advocating secure borders in the United States, I have been voicing my support for those candidates that will be steadfast in their effort to secure our borders. Vance Patterson is the best candidate to protect Western North Carolina jobs, businesses, and even lives from the adverse effects of our practically wide open borders,” said Gilchrist. “I trust Vance Patterson to do what’s right for the business owners that drive our economy, the people of Western North Carolina, and America as a whole. Please give him your vote on July 17th.”
In response, Patterson said, “I am honored to have the endorsement of Jim Gilchrist, and I admire him and his organization for their dedication to securing our borders, against vicious opposition from governments and groups on both sides of the border. I will work diligently in the House of Representatives to make sure our Border Patrol has the resources and directives to support legal immigration, and prevent illegal immigration.”
Vance Patterson is a candidate for North Carolina’s 11th congressional district in the July 17th Republican primary runoff. Patterson is an entrepreneur in Morganton, NC, and has started 16 companies throughout his career, including two that have been named in “INC. 500 fastest growing companies in America.”