Robin Hayes must decide tomorrow if he wants to show his loyalty to President Bush or to North Carolina's 8th District.
The badly needed override of President Bush's veto against State Children's Health Insurance expansion goes to vote tomorrow. And as North Carolina Governor Mike Easley has said...
"We need this bill to serve North Carolina children currently eligible for the program," the governor says. "It is not for North Carolina adults, nor for children in families earning $80,000, nor illegal immigrants, nor for those with insurance right now. Those who make these claims are not telling the truth."
As I told the Fayetteville Observer, "When our jobs are at stake, Hayes stands with Bush over the children of working families. When the children of working families are at stake, Hayes again stands with Bush, only this time blaming the job losses he and President Bush helped create. Enough."
There are thousands of families in North Carolina who are counting on Washington politicians to exempt children from their political fight and support SCHIP expansion. I hope Congressman Hayes will just this once break with President Bush and exempt our Congressional District and children from petty politics.
Endorsed by the Charlotte Observer editorial board, the State Children's Health Insurance program is worth fighting for.
You know what I fight for. Join my fight with $24 or more in the next 24 hours as my opponent Robin Hayes decides what he fights for. Thank you.