Republican Dr. Greg Brannon will challenge GOP incumbent Senator Richard Burr. Brannon ran for the Senate in 2004 and while he lost in the primary to Thom Tillis, he did enjoy broad Tea Party-aligned support.
In January 2013, Brannon announced his Senate run at an event hosted by the NC-Republican Liberty Caucus and the Eastern NC Tea Party. Brannon’s campaign picked up significant momentum after speaking at the annual RedState gathering in August 2013. In addition, Brannon has also received the endorsement of U.S. Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Congressman Thomas Massie, former Congressman Ron Paul, Ann Coulter, and Thomas Woods. FreedomWorks, Gun Owners of America, National Association for Gun Rights, Moore Tea Citizens, Citizens for Guilford County and iCaucus also endorsed his campaign.
Brannon released the statement below regarding his plans to challenge Burr, who is seen by activists as part of the much maligned Republican establishment in Washington.
Today, Dr. Greg Brannon, a Cary OBGYN and constitutional leader in North Carolina, launched his campaign to replace Senator Richard Burr.
Vowing to “never stop fighting for the American Dream” because he “cares deeply about the kind of country” that his children will inherit, Dr. Greg Brannon threw down the gauntlet to incumbent Senator Richard Burr today.
“We’re facing the greatest threat to liberty in our lifetime” said Brannon. ”Now is not the time for go-along-to-get-along Republicans. Now is the time for courage. It’s a time to stand up and fight for our values before it’s too late,” said Brannon.
Brannon insisted that “if we don’t stand up and fight to defend the principles that made this country great, we will watch as the American Dream vanishes for future generations. I care deeply about the America we will leave behind for my seven children – and the 9,000 babies I’ve been blessed to deliver.”
Citing, among other things, Burr’s Washingtonian impulses to raise the debt ceiling nine times, to call Ted Cruz’s stand against Obama Care a dumb idea, to fund President Obama’s executive amnesty – Brannon made it clear that his opponent “is a Washington insider who is backed by special interest SuperPACs and Karl Rove.”
Brannon added that Burr “likes to call himself a conservative – but you and I know politicians love to use words like the constitution or conservative during election season to distract us from the truth. And the truth is, Richard Burr is part of the House of Cards Washington Cartel.”
And the fight for the American Dream is one Brannon expects to win. “Though it may seem dark right now” he said, “let me tell you why I’m very optimistic. Everywhere I go, I see the American people are rising up.”
And they are rising up against Republicans just like Richard Burr.
Dr. Greg Brannon is a Cary pro-life Obstetrician and conservative leader in North Carolina. Dr. Brannon is the anti-establishment candidate running in opposition to the Big Government, big spending status quo in both political parties.
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