Democrat Candidate Wants To Unseat Jones

There's a new candidate running to unseat Congressman Walter Jones for the U.S. House of Representative, this time on the Democratic ticket.

Erik Anderson, a former Cherry Point Marine, is running a grassroots campaign to become the next representative for District Three.

Anderson says his platform focuses on the getting people back to work and building a better education system.

While Anderson won't face Jones in the primary, Jones does have a Republican challenger in Frank Palombo, the former New Bern Chief of Police.

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  • by frank humphrey Location: pink hill nc on Mar 12, 2012 at 06:09 PM
    mr jones for more votes frome me and my family you will allways be my congressman
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Mar 7, 2012 at 01:07 AM
    I have no problem with this gentleman running. His and Mr Jones's spent money will do nothing but help the economy in eastern nc. When re election time comes for any politician you have to ask "Have they done enough to keep their job?" You have to ask and answer that for yourself for me.....Mr Jone's has at least 1 vote.
  • by Nead Leadership on Feb 25, 2012 at 07:16 AM
    I would be proud to vote for anyone who will run for office to represent the Citizens of North Carolina, not the Democratic or Republican Party! It is hard to believe that the bible does not burst into flames when people elected to office place their hand on the bible and take their oath of office. One way to get my vote is to promise, in writing, to serve in office for no more than 2 terms in the Senate and 4 terms in the House. Most of the people now in Washington make Al Capone look like an honest citizen!
  • by Terry Williams Location: NC on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:18 PM
    It has been my privilege to have been friends with Walter B. Jones, Jr for 25+ years, long before he was elected to Congress. WBJ Jr is among the most honorable and honest persons I've been associated with. Where he and I often disagree politically, I trust him implicitly and know he votes his conscience 100%. He has often crossed party lines for the good of the district he represents. To loose his voice in Washington would be a detriment to Eastern NC.
  • by Kate Location: Winterville on Feb 24, 2012 at 05:30 PM
    I am working with Erik on his campaign, I invite all to come out and meet him. I believe he is the right person to unseat Jones. Erik is a lower middle class working man who wants change in Eastern North Carolina. Feel free to email me at or check out for more information on this promising new chapter in ENC. God Bless
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 26, 2012 at 05:57 AM in reply to Kate
      Sorry, we have had 3 years of that change already and we really don't want it, thanks,all it did was change gas prices, unemployment and food prices. Those are not good change for NC.
  • by patriot Location: greenville on Feb 24, 2012 at 03:13 PM
    What we need... more Democratic (American Socialist/Communist Party) congressmen!!! This party is the sole cause of the recession and the cause of the Great Depression that is about to start. Betray America - Vote Democrat!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    Mr. Jones has a retirement that would choke most americans if they knew. Tons of money for the rest of his life, free medical care for the rest of his life, all paid 100% by the taxpayer. He is only one of thousands in Washington that get these perks. Probably none of the older legislators really worry that much about the elections. They are set for infinity and beyond as Buzz lightyear would say at our expense.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 24, 2012 at 03:08 PM in reply to
      Even a one term president Obama would get the same....
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:27 AM
    If the people in congress are so concerned about the taxpayers, why does everyone of them, rich and super rich take the 100.00 dollar per diem that the taxpers are forced to give them for meals. Also if they do not spend it on food they get to keep it in their pockets. John McCain , John Kerry and the list goes on and on. Hypocracy at it highest (greed)
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:58 AM
    Never ever believe anything a politician says. They only tell you what you want to hear so you will vote for them. Always look at their voting record, and their wealth status. Then decide if this is the person you want making decisions for you.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:48 AM in reply to
      Walter Jones has become quite wealthy since being elected to Congress. I wonder how that happened?
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        by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM in reply to
        All of them do. It's because of the legalized insider trading that some are trying to do away with, not to mention the "donations" from special interests. Pelosi defended the practice, as did Rangel and Watters.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:21 AM
    Walter Jones is probably the nicest guy in congress. He says all the right things, attends all the right meetings, says all the right things and votes the right way. He is very comfortable in his comfort zone. I do not think he has the fire in his belly to buck his leadership. He is the go along get along guy. He will never cross his leadership, I do not know if he votes his conscience or not.
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