Here’s the press release from the Patsy Keever campaign. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Patrick McHenry tells Xpress that the Republican incumbent is planning to take part in three debates with Keever, including one in Buncombe County. Details are still being worked out, according to the McHenry campaign.
McHenry extreme positions outside of North Carolina mainstream
‘He can run but he can’t hide’
Asheville—Today Rep. Patsy Keever challenged Congressman Patrick McHenry to debate her saying that, “Patrick McHenry’s positions are outside of the North Carolina mainstream. McHenry is even too extreme for many Republicans … let alone Democrats and Independents.”
Keever said she wants McHenry to accept the debate that both candidates have been invited to by local area radio stations.
Rep. Keever feels that it is crucial for the voters in her district to be given numerous opportunities to hear from both candidates. “There are clear policy differences between me and Patrick McHenry,” said Keever. “My campaign has already begun laying them out in a very direct way. I think a chance to hear from both of us on these issues and others will further clarify the choice that voters will be making this fall.”
Patsy Keever versus Patrick McHenry Policy Difference #1
Patsy Keever believes the Social Security retirement age should be 65 and move gradually to 67, and Patrick McHenry voted to increase it to 70. If you want the retirement age raised to 70, then vote for Patrick McHenry. If you want it to remain at 65, then vote for Patsy Keever.
Patsy Keever versus Patrick McHenry Policy Difference #2
Patrick McHenry wants to end Medicare and replace it with a voucher system that would cost seniors at minimum an additional $6,000 a year for their health care. Patsy Keever wants to keep America’s promise to its seniors and protect the current Medicare benefits that they have earned by paying into the program throughout their lifetimes.
Rep. Patsy Keever (NC-115) is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District. Keever taught in the public schools for more than 25 years and served on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for 12 years. In 2010, Keever was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives from NC District 115.