September 4, 2020
MOE DAVIS SHARES VISION FOR WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA IN FIRST 11TH DISTRICT DEBATE
Experience matters. Knowledge matters. Facts matter. All of that was apparent Friday night when Col. Moe Davis (USAF, Ret.), Democratic nominee for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th District, faced Republican Madison Cawthorn in the Best in the West debate held at Western Carolina University’s Biltmore Park. It was the first scheduled debate between the two candidates.
Col. Davis talked plainly about the problems of an economy that favors millionaires like Cawthorn but not the working class people of Western North Carolina.
“The Trump economy was great for Madison Avenue and Madison Cawthorn, but not for Madison County,’’ Col. Davis said. “If you still believe in facts, the facts are we are behind in this district. … We can do better.”
Col. Davis, who served 25 years in the military and was Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, worked as a national security specialist for Congress, law professor at Howard University and judge with the U.S. Department of Labor, detailed his plan to grow the economy of Western North Carolina. He wants to make sure everyone has access to healthcare, expand broadband internet and invest in education. He also talked about protecting the environment and creating jobs by embracing green technology and green energy.
“I believe in science and I believe in facts and I believe we do contribute to global warming,’’ he said, pointing out that green energy is good for the environment and the economy of Western North Carolina. “Green technology is the path forward for Western North Carolina.”
And most importantly, while his opponent consistently tried to attack and divide, Col. Davis offered a message of unity to voters of Western North Carolina.
“We’re in this together and we can pull together,’’ he said. “We can have better days.”
The second Best in the West Debate will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and live streamed on the Moe Davis for Congress Facebook Page, at @ColMorrisDavis on Twitter, on @MoeDavisforCongress on Instagram and YouTube’s Moe Davis for Congress channel. To learn more about Col. Davis, visit moedavisforcongress.com.