Jason Thigpen decides not to file for US House of Representatives in North Carolina’s Third District

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Jacksonville, NC - Jason Thigpen will not be running for the US House of Representatives in North Carolina’s Third Congressional District.

Upon making the decision not to file for office, Thigpen made the following statement:

“After much thought and prayer I’ve made a conscious decision not to run for Congress during this election cycle. I’ve learned a lot about myself and about politics during this campaign as well as what is required to run a successful campaign.

“I’m so thankful for the love and …

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Thigpen speaks out on coal ash spill into Dan River

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February 5, 2014

Wilmington, NC—Jason Thigpen, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, spoke out today on the recent coal ash spill into the Dan River from storage ponds at the retired Dan River Steam Station.

On Monday, Duke Energy, owner of the Dan River Steam Station that was taken out of service in 2012, announced that 50,000 to 82,000 tons of coal ash and up to 27 million gallons of water were released from the 27-acre storage …

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Thigpen responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

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January 29, 2014

Thigpen responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Wilmington, NC—Today Jason Thigpen, Democratic candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Below is that response:
First of all, I support President Obama’s action to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for new federal contract workers. While the annual compensation of CEOs has risen 726% from 1978 to 2011, annual compensation for workers have risen 5.7% during that same …

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Thigpen speaks out on Kure Beach seismic blasting

January 27, 2014

Thigpen speaks out on Kure Beach seismic blasting

Kure Beach, NC—Jason Thigpen, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, attended the Kure Beach Town Council meeting tonight to voice his objections to seismic testing off Kure Beach.

“I believe that it’s essential that we protect our oceans and beaches, some of the most valuable resources we have in coastal North Carolina,” said Thigpen. “These resources are the backbone of our local economy and the driving force for attracting …

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Thigpen to speak at New Hanover County Democratic meeting

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January 24, 2014

Thigpen to speak at New Hanover County Democratic meeting

Wilmington, NC—On Monday, January 27, Jason Thigpen, Democratic candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, will speak to New Hanover County Democrats at their monthly meeting at UNCW’s Morton Hall, Room 100.

“Americans should come first, not special interests and multinational corporations,” said Thigpen. “We must get behind American small business by lowering their taxes while reducing the tax loopholes for big corporations. In addition, I will work for an increase in …

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Celebrating a Great Man – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let us celebrate, together, the sacrifices and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. We should honor his inspiring words and actions, always having the courage of his convictions.

I encourage everyone to participate and celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is an opportunity to join in celebration of a man who made the ultimate sacrifice of himself, for the justice and equality of all.

Together we can arise untied and united. Together we can overcome any obstacle because together we are stronger.

Please see the following …

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Thigpen speaks out on Gov. McCrory’s election delay

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January 16, 2014

Thigpen speaks out on Gov. McCrory’s election delay

Wilmington, NC—Today Jason Thigpen, Democratic candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, spoke out about Gov. McCrory’s decision to delay the election to replace Rep. Mel Watt. Rep. Watt represented NC’s 12th District until he resigned his seat on the first day of the legislative year to become director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

“I urge Gov. McCrory to do the right thing with the special election to replace Rep. Mel Watt …

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Here We Go Again NC! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse – by: Jason R. Thigpen

January 16, 2014

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, NC’s GOP patriarch takes us another step back by postponing the special election for the now vacant 12th Congressional district seat, held formerly by African-American Democrat Mel Watt. It’s almost like North Carolina is competing to become a new reality show. Perhaps a good title would be “Discrimination Nation”.

This is a clear example as to how destructive elected officials can be, especially when the super-majority Republican …

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Jason Thigpen thanks Congressman McIntyre

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January 8, 2014
Contact: Jason Thigpen, 910-777-3278

JACKSONVILLE, NC – Jason R. Thigpen, candidate for the U.S. House in NC’s 3rd District, offered his most sincere appreciation to U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre for his 18-years of dedication and service to the people of Eastern North Carolina.

“Congressman McIntyre has been a powerful and effective advocate for the people of Eastern North Carolina.  As a veteran I can testify to the fact that he has been a genuine friend and avid supporter of our military service members, veterans, and …

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It’s time we put people before party and politics

Please help our final push before the end of 2013 by contributing. We need your financial support to succeed in this campaign.

Need some more info before you commit your hard-earned dollars? Click on the video at the link below. And after you’ve watched it, please give generously so that I can prove you don’t have to be rich to represent your neighbors because it’s time we put people before party and politics.

Help us to win this campaign so I can do the right thing for …

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