by Jon Ham
Vice President and Publisher Carolina Journal
• Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis has released the following statement today regarding 89/11: “Today we remember and reflect upon the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001 and remain eternally grateful to the first responders who bravely risked their lives. It is a testament to the greatness of America that one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history will forever be remembered as one of our most heroic. We will never forget the indescribable courage and sacrifice we witnessed on that devastating day. In recent months, we have been reminded that the world remains a dangerous place, and terrorism continues to threaten our way of life. We are all Americans first and foremost, and we must rededicate ourselves to protecting our freedoms here at home by destroying those who seek harm on our great nation.”
• Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan jumps on the Hollywood incentives bandwagon. As PortCityDaily.com reports: “Speaking at this year’s North Carolina Business and Economic Development Summit in Washington, D.C., Hagan said Tuesday she was disappointed that the legislature did not extend the current film incentives program and other economic recruitment tools such as the Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program during its short session that ended last month.” Poor Hollywood, they just can’t get by without incentives from North Carolina taxpayers.
• WNCN reports: “Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and congressional candidate Clay Aiken are among the scheduled speakers at the annual convention of the state AFL-CIO in Raleigh. Almost 200 delegates are expected to attend the convention, which will be held Thursday and Friday. Other speakers include national AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, Raleigh City Council member Mary Ann Baldwin and state Sen. Josh Stein.”
• The Burlington Times-News reports: “Democratic candidate Laura Fjeld, who is running for the 6th Congressional District, made a stop in Burlington on Wednesday at Occasions to meet with the Alamance County Senior Democrats and share her vision. Fjeld, 60, said education, jobs and the economy remain top priorities for her campaign as Election Day in November draws closer. She faces Republican Mark Walker in the race replace longtime U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C.”