Renee Ellmers

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Renee Ellmers is the Republican U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 2nd District, defeating incumbent Democrat Bob Etheridge in the 2010 election. She is a registered nurse, Clinic Director of Trinity Wound Care Center and teaches Sunday school at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Ellmers is a fiscal conservative concerned for the direction of this country. "My economic plan can be summed up in 4 words: Cut Taxes. Cut Spending." She has been endorsed by the SBA List for her pro-life stance. Per the SBA,

Ellmers's commitment to rescind taxpayer funding of abortion in health care and in every aspect of federal spending is urgently needed in the coming Congress. A new women's movement which affirms its original pro-life roots is making its way to the House of Representatives, and Ellmers is one of its brightest new stars.

Her opponent Etheridge was filmed in 2010 assaulting a student for asking a question about his votes. [1] [2] In addition, disrespecting a U.S. Marine for asking a question at a healthcare townhall with sarcasm and refusing to answer. [3]

Since getting elected to Congress, she's become a favorite of Boehner's RINO leadership and without fail votes for big-government items that he supports. [4]

Prior to the 2016 election, Ellmers' district was subject to litigation and a court-ordered redrawing of its boundaries. The new district had only 18 percent of Ellmers' former district and also contained the residence of incumbent Congressman George Holding. Although Ellmers was endorsed by Donald Trump, who made a robo-call on her behalf, Ellmers lost a three-way Republican primary and will retire at the end of her third term in Congress. The SBA List had opposed her re-election.[5]

References

  1. Congressman Assaults Student on Washington Sidewalk, YouTube
  2. Renee Ellmers’s Bully Beatdown, National Review Online, September 16, 2010
  3. Congressman Bob Etheridge Health Care Town Hall Lillington U.S. Marine Scolded, YouTube
  4. http://www.primarymycongressman.com/rep-renee-ellmers-nc-02/
  5. Schneider, Elena. "Renee Ellmers is first GOP incumbent knocked off in primary", Politico, June 7, 2016. Retrieved on June 10, 2016. 

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