ICYMI: Jeff Jackson “Quickly Becoming One of the Faces of the Democratic Party” as NC’s U.S. Senate Race is “Heating Up”
“Given his ambitious campaign strategy, along with a strong following on social media, he’s quickly becoming one of the faces of Democratic Party.”
Charlotte – Jeff Jackson’s campaign continued to pick up momentum this weekend with eight town halls drawing hundreds of attendees across Western North Carolina. His “ambitious campaign strategy” and transparent approach is drawing attention, leading to increased attendance, energy, and excitement even in the far corners of the state. With the most grassroots support of any candidate in the race, Jackson’s “wholly different kind of campaign” has what it takes to flip this seat blue.
Sen. Jackson held town halls in Johnston, Polk, Henderson, Madison, Buncombe, Haywood, Transylvania, and Iredell counties over the weekend. In Henderson County, 180 attendees greeted Jackson and closed the event with a standing ovation.
Transylvania Times: U.S. Senate Candidate Makes Sunday Visit To County
- “At a town hall gathering Sunday, a group of roughly 50 people came to meet and listen to Jeff Jackson, a Democratic nominee running for the North Carolina U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Richard Burr, who is retiring. Jackson touched on many topics during his visit, from issues facing rural counties to statewide Medicaid expansion. ”
- “While Jackson is a popular figure in the Charlotte area, for those who don’t follow state politics, he was relatively unknown in the far corners of the state. However, given his ambitious campaign strategy, along with a strong following on social media, he’s quickly becoming one of the faces of Democratic Party.”
- “I think folks are starting to get the idea behind this campaign and see that it actually is different,” he said. “In the beginning we realized that you couldn’t just tell people you were going to be different because they don’t believe what candidates say anymore. You have to show them the real difference and we’ve done that for enough months now that people are seeing that it’s real and that’s really satisfying for our team.”
Smoky Mountain News: Candidate visits show senate race is heating up
- “Jackson spoke to a group of about 50 people July 25 in Waynesville, his second campaign appearance in a county that went 59 percent for incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Tillis back in November. It was Jackson’s first event of the day, but the 54th county on his 100-county tour.”
- “If the race ends up being between Jackson and Budd, as Jackson thinks, he also thinks he offers voters a clear choice. “It will be a stark contrast,” Jackson said. “I think he’s going to be trying to make people mad and I’m going to be speaking to people’s daily lives and their families in a practical and honest way.”
The 100 in 100 effort continues this weekend with stops in Pamlico, Craven, Greene, Pitt, Jones, Carteret, Lenoir, and Wilson counties. Future tour dates for Sen. Jackson’s 100 in 100 effort can be found at jeffjacksonnc.com/100townhalls100days.