Jane Whilden, the Democratic candidate for Statehouse who’s challenging Republican Tim Moffitt in District 116, sent out the following letter responding to recent prominent coverage of her opponent in the Asheville Citizen-Times. The daily paper published a lengthy cover story on Sunday, July, 22, profiling the controversial freshman legislator. This is the third campaign between Whilden and Moffitt: She beat him in 2008 and served one term in the N.C. House; he beat her in 2010.
Sunday the local newspaper profiled my opponent, Tim Moffitt, pointing out his “just-do-it style.” That just-do-it style has done tremendous damage on our education system, local community assets, and economic security.
My opponent said he doesn’t like bullies. What does he consider a bully? He spent two years drafting legislation that attacks our water, airport, and agricultural center. He is putting the water at risk for privatization. He brags that his motivations come from a personal vendetta. That’s not government for the people. That’s special interest politics at its worst.
I am working hard to unseat this bully. However, I can’t do it without your help!
As the paper described, we are up against a machine of outsider special interest funding, money that is coming from way outside our district. But Tim Moffitt is NOT unstoppable. Please contribute today and help us fight for our fair share of media coverage that will get our message out to voters.
Help me canvass door-to-door this Saturday to speak with the people of District 116 about THEIR concerns, not Tim Moffitt’s personal pet projects.
Thank you for your continued support as I work hard to win back District 116 in November!