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Cawthorn cares only about Cawthorn

Cawthorn cares only about Cawthorn

To the Editor:

In the six weeks since being sworn in as North Carolina’s new 11th District representative in Congress, Madison Cawthorn has voted against direct cash payments to his constituents and against financial support for apprenticeship programs at local community colleges. These are two votes that really would have helped people in Western North Carolina.

Cawthorn said that his office would prioritize communications rather than work on legislation that would help folks in WNC. Wait, what? Cawthorn spends lots of time on TV talking about issues that have nothing to do with WNC.

We need someone representing us who will work hard to improve our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren. We don’t need someone who only wants to get seen on TV and only cares about the next photo opportunity.

I know that sometimes the letter behind a candidate’s name seems all important, but maybe it is time for us to vote for someone who actually wants to serve the community and help folks who live here, rather than someone who just wants to win so they can use it as a stepping stone to further their own career.

Cawthorn may talk nice when in Waynesville and Franklin and Bryson City, but whatever he is doing in D.C. isn’t helping to make the lives of folks here in WNC any better.

During the next election maybe we should vote for someone who will help us — no matter what their party — rather than Cawthorn, who only cares about himself.

Graeme McGufficke


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