October 1, 2018 Press Releases

Momentum Builds for Kathy Manning’s Campaign for North Carolina’s 13th District

Greensboro, N.C. — With just 35 days until Election Day, Kathy Manning continues to build momentum for her campaign for North Carolina’s 13th District. Last week, The Cook Political Report upgraded the race to a “Toss Up” following Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight also listing the race as a “Toss Up.” Kathy Manning spent last week campaigning across the district to hear from voters, share her vision, and earn the support of North Carolina voters.

“Our citizens deserve an open, accessible Representative in Congress who will always put the best interests of North Carolina families first,” said Kathy Manning. “Unfortunately, we don’t have that in Congressman Budd. From refusing to hold town hall meetings, hiring lobbyists to run his office, and taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from corporate special interests — then voting their way, it’s clear who comes first for our current Congressman. As your Representative, I’ll always put country over party, bring people together, and get things done for North Carolina.”

Since starting her campaign in December 2017, Kathy has traveled over 8,000 miles across North Carolina’s 13th District. She has hosted or attended over 350 events, including town hall meetings, “Coffees with Kathy,” and neighborhood house parties, where she meets directly with voters to hear about the issues that concern them the most.

This Week in Review:

Community Meet & Greet
Sunday, September 23rd–Jamestown

Kathy joined dozens of voters in Jamestown to discuss the issues that matter to them most: making health care more affordable, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

Worker’s Town Hall
Tuesday, September 25th–Guilford County

Kathy participated in a worker’s town hall to discuss the need for fair trade deals, affordable healthcare, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and the importance of having multiple pathways to success for today and tomorrow’s generation — including vocational education and skills-based training for good paying jobs.

Working Families Roundtable
Wednesday, September 26th–Greensboro

This week, Kathy hosted a working families roundtable to hear from local families about the challenges that they face. While Kathy was listening to Greensboro families, Rep. Budd was in Washington, D.C. fundraising with the “white knight of payday lending,” Mick Mulvaney.

African American Women’s Brunch
Saturday, September 29th–Greensboro

Kathy hosted a brunch in Greensboro to hear from African American women leaders about the challenges facing our communities. The discussion included increased access to affordable healthcare, quality public education, and an economy that works for all North Carolinians.

Everybody’s Day Festival
Saturday, September 29th–Thomasville

The Everybody’s Day Festival in Thomasville is the longest running festival in the state of North Carolina. Kathy was pleased to see old friends and new at this year’s Festival and enjoy good food, music, arts and crafts!

Students for Kathy Phone Bank
Saturday, September 29th–High Point

Young people are fired up and ready to work hard to elect leaders that will make our country a better place for years to come. Students at High Point University made hundreds of phone calls to friends and neighbors this weekend to discuss the issues that matter most and encourage people to make their voices heard.

Teachers Town Hall
Sunday, September 30th–Lexington

Kathy hosted an educators town hall in Lexington to hear from teachers, parents, and community members about their concerns and the future of education. Kathy is also proud to be endorsed by the North Carolina Association of Educators.