Hickory, N.C. - Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference and the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress, was in Lincoln County today to support Congressman Patrick McHenry and to rally voters who are disappointed by what many see as President Obama's weak handling of the economy. The breakfast hosted by the East Lincoln Republican Women was in Denver this morning.
McMorris Rodgers emphasized North Carolina's importance in this year's election. "North Carolina is going to play a critical role toward ensuring victory for the Republican ticket in 2012. We need to focus on the issues that voters are concerned about." She continued, "Healthcare, jobs and the economy are what people care about right now - not the fabricated 'war on women' that the Obama campaign has manufactured to distract from the issues."
The Republican leader energized the crowd as she addressed the administration's failure to tackle persistently high unemployment, saying, "It's a recession when your neighbor loses their job, a depression when you lose your job, and an economic recovery when President Obama loses his job."
McHenry was pleased to receive the support of Rep. McMorris Rodgers. "I am honored to have my friend Cathy here today to speak with constitutents in the 10th District. This is an important election for us in North Carolina and across the country. We all have to do our part to get out the vote and work hard to ensure victory for Romney and the rest of our conservative ticket."