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The Mountaineer - Vance Patterson Responds to North Carolina Being Fourth Worst State in June Unemployment Report, Emphasizes Need for Job Creation Experience in Congress


Location: Morganton, NC

By Vance Patterson

Congressional candidate Vance Patterson, running in Western North Carolina's 11th Congressional District, issued the following statement today following the release of the June, 2012 unemployment numbers. The report, as detailed on, shows bleak recovery numbers for employment nationwide, and notes that North Carolina is among the four worst states with 9.4% unemployment, well above the national average of 8.2.

"Unemployment is remaining far too high in the United States, in part because our Federal Government is over-regulating and interfering with job creators at every turn," said Patterson. "North Carolina is suffering more than most, despite boasting a talented workforce, flourishing higher education system, and an incredibly appealing way of life and natural beauty to attract businesses. The people of North Carolina deserve a representative in Congress that understands the problems hampering our job creators. As an entrepreneur who has spent my life creating jobs and businesses in the face of these government-induced challenges, I am the only candidate in the 11th district that knows exactly where and how to begin dismantling the bureaucracy."

"The November elections will turn out not only to be a referendum on the Obama Presidency, but also on "politics as usual' in both parties. People are tired of the game playing and double speak in Washington. Firebrand conservatives, willing to vote consistently for smaller government, fiscal responsibility, and conservative values, are gaining nationwide notoriety and seeing rewards for their consistency in polling and fundraising. When I go to Congress, I will serve the best interests of the 11th congressional district, the people of North Carolina, and our nation, without regard for the "old way' of doing things in Washington."

Vance Patterson is a candidate for North Carolina's 11th congressional district in the July 17th Republican primary runoff. Patterson is an entrepreneur in Morganton, NC, and has started 16 companies throughout his career, including two that have been named in "INC. 500 fastest growing companies in America."

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