NC Independent Buzz District 9
As an registered unaffiliated in NC District 9. I am looking for a new Congressional Candidate that could potentially reach across the aisles and bust up some of this gridlock in Washington.  An honest candidate that will work tirelessly  as an ambassador for NC District 9 while being an advocate to bring the best solutions to Congress for our state and our country.  

Samantha Brownstone
Union County, NC
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We are not "swing voters", nor are we "moderates". One thing we agree on is the need to minimize partisan control over the political process.

by Sam Brownstone on 08/13/12

I find it amusing as an Independent voter, Republicans are quick to label you as liberals. Democrats are quick to label you as apathetic. Some even like to categorize registered unaffiliated voters as non-voters.  When the truth is: registered Unaffiliated/Independent voters are, in my observation, the most thoughtful voters of all registered voters. 

Independents are Americans who believe that this country is actually supposed to be a republic. They are Americans who express the need for an inclusive, democratic process in which we can talk honestly and openly about the issues we face.  Independents more often vote based on their political ideology not based on partisanship.  They often believe it is their civic duty to make up their own mind in the voting process.  And even with 40% of America being registered as Independent and 28% in D9, Independents are largely a discarded group of voters.  Political Strategists on both sides push the notion that the Independent voter is a myth.  This may be largely due to the fact that they do not support issues that are important to Independents, or perhaps they truly are exclusive in admitting only those that can be molded without questions to their political ideology.  Whatever the reasons, as Independents we are tired of being shut out of the process and are going to speaking out during the 2012 elections.

With that being said, I have voted for many who have lost elections through the years; thrown away my votes on such presidential candidates as Ross Perot and Bob Dole.  But this year the stakes are higher than ever, especially in the US Congress.  First and foremost, my candidate must be able to win.  If you cannot win, nothing can happen.  For US Congress in my district, I am searching for a candidate from North Carolina for North Carolina and America.  I want a candidate with experience in creating well-paid jobs; someone who cares about my kids and your kids, not just their own and their neighbors.  District 9 requires a candidate that has experience reaching across the aisles.  It would be an added advantage to have an articulate candidate that can communicate at a higher grade level than a 10th grader, which you should know is our speaking capacity for the current Congress.

I endorse Jennifer Roberts for Congress US NC D9, because she represents all of these requirements and so much more.  I hope you will consider doing so as well.  If you have the opportunity, I hope you will take time to attend one or more of Jennifer's events, meet with her, ask her questions.  She has a history of working hard for the great state of NC and Mecklenburg County, NC. She is well respected in NC District 9 by Republicans and Democrats alike.  She understands our district thoroughly and would be a smart choice for the people of North Carolina.  And the kicker is, Jennifer has the best brand-name recognition and integrity of any candidate. And why do you think that is?

Jennifer Roberts has worked extremely hard for the people of North Carolina as a business person, a teacher, and a county commissioner on numerous regional boards.  She is smart, savvy and good for NC.  As a Democrat with a great reputation in North Carolina you can assume she will have tremendous support from the Dems, but what I find intriguing is the EARLY and very high profile endorsements for Jennifer such as former CEO / Bank of America Hugh McColl and Stallings Republican Mayor Lynda Paxton.  When I hear about endorsements like these, it is apparent that I am thinking this choice through correctly, and I hope others will as well.

Make a change in NC District 9 that we have not seen since 1963. Contribute to Jennifer Roberts for US Congress NC 9.

Thank you for visiting my blog and thinking about your vote in 2012.

I am,

Samantha Brownstone

NC Independents District 9 for Jennifer Roberts for Congress

by Sam Brownstone on 08/03/12

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I am a registered as an unaffiliated voter in the state of North Carolina, and have voted in Michigan, Texas, Colorado and NC since 1977 under the Independent voter status. I am not a big believer in the two party system and have never in my 30+ years of voting pulled a straight handle.  In recent years I have edged closer to voting single party than ever before in my voting history.  I seem to find a lot more to vote against than to vote for these past couple of election cycles.

As an independent voter my political ideology runs along the lines of offering more equality in a system that provides affordable healthcare and education for all that need or desire it. I believe in the appropriate blend of government and private sector jobs and see the roll of government today as more crucial than at any other point in US history.

For these reasons and more, I am actively supporting and reporting for Jennifer Roberts for US Congress D9.  Roberts has served eight years on the Mecklenburg County Commission, five as Chairman.  I have followed Jennifer Roberts since 2003 when we first moved to Weddington, NC from Denver, CO.  I was always disappointed that being in Union County, I did not have the chance to vote for Jennifer. I had high hopes that she may run for the US District 9 Congressional seat which is my district.

Jennifer has been prepared throughout life to represent the people of NC in Congress and to represent them in a way they will approve. She is high energy with a very practical common sense approach and will work hard to find the right solutions for the majority of her constituents.

On The Issues:

JOBS

Jennifer runs for US Congress on a proven record of creating jobs in our region.  As County Commissioner she aggressively recruited new companies in the private sector to bring thousands of new jobs to the region. She played a major roll in developing the business friendly environment in Charlotte that has helped dozens of new companies bring good paying new jobs to the region. She is experienced in working common sense solutions that have proven effective in putting North Carolina back to work.

MEDICARE

Jennifer will work to protect seniors and Medicare.  She believes in a budget that is fair and protects Medicare, while creating jobs, strengthening small businesses, rebuilding the middle class and reducing the deficit. Jennifer will make it her objective to fight to protect and strengthen Medicare by making it more efficient by pinpointing and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse.

EDUCATION

Jennifer is a former High School Math Teacher with two children in North Carolina Public Schools.  She is a graduate with honors of the NC Public school system and an honors grad at UNC Chapel Hill.  She is a North Carolina Native that knows the future of the North Carolina economy depends on the education our kids receive today. Jennifer has a strong proven record of supporting our public schools, our school teachers and administrators, and partnering with parents to help make North Carolina schools the best they can be. I believe as our next member of Congress, Jennifer will fight every day to keep partisan politics out of our public schools, and help every child in North Carolina get the best possible education, so they can have the brightest possible future.

CAMPAIGN FUND RAISING

The majority of fund raising for Mrs. Roberts has been from small contributions by residents who reside in the 9th District of NC.  Today we see self-funding and super pac funds that in no way represent the will of the people in that district or state.  They represent the largest check book or the largest trust fund quite often from other states.  Candidates no longer have to be worried about the will of the people; they just need to spend the most money, flooding the airwaves and media sources with just plain lies and repetitions of lies.  With Jennifer Roberts, it is not that way.

The most recent fund raising revealed a very telling contrast between Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts and self-funding millionaire candidate Robert Pittenger.

Roberts apparently outraised Pittenger from individual donors.  Her campaign announced the outpouring of community support has been tremendous. Roberts said, I am grateful for the outpouring of community support our campaign has received.  We have all seen the corrosive effect that self-funding, insider politics has had on Washington where people buy influence for self gain and forget the community they serve. I will continue to work hard and serve this community honestly and selflessly.

Recent fundraising reports show US Congressional candidate Jennifer Roberts (NC 9-parts of Mecklenburg, Iredell and Union counties) raised more funds in the second quarter from the community than her opponent.

Whether you are red or blue or independent gray I would encourage you to Contribute to Jennifer Roberts campaign by going to her website.  Let us make a change in District 9 that we have not seen since 1963. Contribute to Jennifer Roberts for US Congress NC 9.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for thinking about making a change in NC D 9.

All the Best,

Samantha Brownstone

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