SD 01

Among the competitive NC Senate districts this year, Senate District 1 is the strongest Republican seat demographically. The fundamentals are strong for President Trump and the entire Republican ticket. Democrats proclaim Tess Judge’s over-performance in a strong GOP House district in 2018, but her image is largely undefined. Her silence on culturally important issues such as the 2nd Amendment, violent riots and abortion – and her acceptance of support from out-of-state groups backing abortion, defunding the police and gun control – put Judge out of step with the voters of this part of North Carolina. The voters need to know: Tess Judge supports a complete government takeover of health care that would eliminate all employer-provided and private health care plans, would triple the size of that state’s budget and require massive tax increases on workers and families to pay for it.

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Tess Judge

After losing to Rep. Bobby Hanig in 2018 by 10 points, failed candidate Tess Judge is challenging incumbent Bob Steinburg. Judge does not represent the values of Eastern North Carolina voters:

Tess Judge supports the extreme, job-killing Green New Deal – which would amount to a socialist takeover of the economy and comes with a $93 trillion price tag – and increases the costs on the average North Carolina family by $74,000 in its first year alone and eliminates over one million high paying American jobs.

71%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this.

Tess Judge supports a complete government takeover of healthcare that would eliminate all employer-provided and private health care plans, would triple the size of the state's budget, and require massive tax increases on workers and families to pay for it.

71%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this. This was the most persuasive message for Unaffiliated voters and soft Republican voters.

Tess Judge supports a complete government takeover of the health care system—a plan which would eliminate all private and employer-provided health insurance plans, eliminate Medicaid, and cost $32 trillion, requiring the doubling of personal and business income taxes on every single American just to pay for it.

69%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this.

Tess Judge's State Senate campaign is being bankrolled by environmental groups that are trying to put Eastern North Carolina farmers out of business.

69%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess judge after learning this.

Tess Judge wants to take our guns and opposes our Second Amendment right to bear arms and protect our families in our own homes.

66%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this. This was the second most persuasive message for Unaffiliated voters and soft Republican voters.

Tess Judge opposed the last two budgets that included pay raises for teachers and an additional $1 billion for K-12 public school education.

62%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this. This was the most persuasive message for Democrats and a top message for soft Republicans.

Tess Judge's State Senate campaign is being bankrolled by trial lawyers that file frivolous lawsuits against Eastern North Carolina farmers and small businesses.

62%
of voters said they would be less likely to vote for Tess Judge after learning this.
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Bob Steinburg

Voters enthusiastically support Bob Steinburg for SD 1 after hearing these positive messages:

Bob Steinburg raised salaries for North Carolina's teachers by more than $8,000 to $54,000 per year.

77%
of voters were more likely to vote for Steinburg after learning this. This was the most persuasive message to soft Republicans.

Bob Steinburg raised salaries for North Carolina's teachers by 18% to $54,000 per year.

72%
of voters were more likely to vote for Steinburg after learning this. This was the second-most persuasive message to Democrats.

Bob Steinburg has been focused on getting North Carolina's economy and businesses hit hard by the coronavirus the help they need. Steinburg pushed through legislation that creates a $125 million small business loan plan that will save jobs and get people back to work.

77%
of voters were more likely to vote for Steinburg after learning this. This was the most effective message for Unaffiliated voters.

Bob Steinburg cut state income taxes and made the first $21,500 of every North Carolina family's income completely tax-free.

72%
of voters were more likely to vote for Steinburg after learning this. This was the second-most effective positive message for both soft Republicans and Unaffiliated voters.

Bob Steinburg is fighting to keep North Carolinians safe from the coronavirus, helping to pass legislation that spends $50 million on personal protective equipment for first responders and healthcare providers, $110 million on vaccine research, testing, and contact tracing, and over $140 million to go to help hospitals on the front lines.

70%
of voters were more likely to vote for Steinburg after learning this. This was the most persuasive message for Democrats.

In the legislature, Bob Steinburg is reforming North Carolina's prison system, raising pay for correctional officers and making facilities safer for guards.

71%
of voters were more likely to vote for Steinburg after learning this.

Bob Steinburg worked to make college more affordable for eastern North Carolina students. Steinburg reduced the tuition at four-year colleges and universities, including Elizabeth City State, to $500 per semester.

71%
of voters were more likely to vote for Steinburg after learning this.

Bob Steinburg raised state employee pay and made North Carolina the first state in the country to guarantee a living wage for its state employees. The head of North Carolina's state employee's association called Steinburg's pay raises, quote, life changing.

65%
of voters were more likely to vote for Steinburg after learning this. This message resonated with Democrats.