UPDATE: Butterfield Files For Re-election

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

In the U.S house of representatives G.K. Butterfield joined Walter Jones as incumbent congressmen that have filed for re-election. Butterfield has served Distrcit 1 since 2004.

The democrat is seeking his 5th term in the heavily democratic district that spans parts of 23 counties including Greenville, New Bern, Wilson, Washington and Elizabeth City.

First District Democrat Congressman G.K. Butterfield was in Greenville Monday to kick off his reelection bid.

The congressman weighed in on the president's budget proposal at the same time, saying, "We must never again have millionaires and billionaires who pay very little in federal income tax. The budget calls for a minimum tax of thirty-percent on the wealthy. I think it's a fair approach, it's a balanced approach. We've got to get deficit spending under control, but we cannot balance the budget on the backs of poor people and middle class families."

President Obama's budget talks about shared sacrifice, raising taxes on the wealthy and investing money to create new jobs. It also includes nearly two-trillion dollars in tax increases. The 3.8 trillion dollar spending blueprint also proposes hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending and calls for broad cuts in government and military spending.

Congressional Republicans say the president is offering nothing new - and ignoring a spending crisis threatening to crush the economy.

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  • by jus_sayin on Feb 15, 2012 at 07:10 AM
    Where have some of you people been the last ten years, in some cave with Dick Cheney?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:41 AM
    Can someone please ask G.K. to answer the question about illegal immigrants. I have emailed, called and attended his meetings, but he will not give his position about illegals. This one issue is bankrupting the US and he or others will not even discuss it. No answers , no job is my position. Put someone in office that will give an answer even if you do not like it.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 15, 2012 at 08:24 AM in reply to
      Of Course Obama Snake Oil knows how to do this; Call the Capitol and speak with your Senator. The numbers are: 202.224.3121; 202.225.3121; the toll free numbers for the Capitol Switchboard include: 1-866-220-0044 1-877-851-6437, 1-800-833-6354, 1-888-355-3588, 1-866-808-0065, 1-877-762-8762, 1-800-862-5530. Call the switchboard, ask to be connected to a Senator from your specific state (it will take two calls, one for each Senator). Whoever answers: Tell them you want to be contacted back about how he voted (be sure to ask for accountability — they hate it, but it makes them call you back).
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      by Voter In NC on Mar 6, 2012 at 06:09 AM in reply to
      You can go to http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/video?id=7704745 and watch a debate he had last election against GOP challenger Ashley Woolard. There is a question on illegal immigration and you can see exactly where he stands--pro Amnesty. He tries to hide it but Woolard nailed him on it.
  • by Liberals on Feb 15, 2012 at 04:47 AM
    Time to flush the all liberals democraps down the toilet!
  • by Noel Location: ENC on Feb 15, 2012 at 02:38 AM
    Guess I will vote against GKB again just as I voted against Clayton each time. Who knows, might get two years of fair representation this time since so many Obaminites feel disenfranchised and won't bother to vote. Better get them Brown shirts out early to rally them Obaminites or it might get ugly for you all in November.
  • by OK Location: nc on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM
    This POS will win in the district he and the dems have been GIVEN. This guy is NO good for NC!
  • by Durham on Feb 14, 2012 at 09:34 PM
    The state legislature amended congressional districts last summer. The first district now includes a large part of Durham in addition to eastern NC. It doesn't show up on the district maps because maps aren't official until after the first election in which someone represents the new district. You can however google it and find many articles explaining the new district boundries. http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/23793 Actual article from News and Observer is below... Butterfield includes Durham in his announcement tour Submitted by lbonner on 2012-02-08 14:47 What do Durham, Greenville and Rocky Mount have in common? (Other than they're all in North Carolina.) They're all included the newly drawn 1st Congressional District and they are all on U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield's reelection announcement tour. Butterfield, an incumbent Democrat, will hold a campaign announcement and rally at the Durham Arts Council on Feb. 10. After years of being fully contained in the 4th Congressional District, Durham is divided among four districts, 1, 4, 6, and 13.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 01:32 PM
    I think you could take a high school civics class with basic math skills and balance the budget, get rid of greed and corruption, down size the government to the original intent and leave us alone. There is no way the government should tell us what to eat, where to live, and what to watch on tv. Leave us alone G.K.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    this is what a nc politician will do if not watched. a recent us senator from nc was a pig farmer in goldsboro. no college education. he was elected senator (later defeated by john edwards). he pushed through 4 drug bills during his 6 years. when he was defeated he was hired as vice president of a drug company for three years. He is know worth over 7 million dollars and his pig farm is bankrupt. It all who you know in washington.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM
    G.K. eats drinks from the same trough as many others in washington. he has been in trouble over keeping is per diem when he travels. He is a cookie cutter whats in it for me politician. He and many others on both sides of the aisles need to go. vote wisely.
  • by jus_sayin Location: Greenville, NC on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM
    We need to elect more Republicans just like we need lower taxes & more tax breaks for the filthy rich (1%)...(NOT)
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