Back in March Rouzer faced a gale of protest from hundreds attending a town hall event in the town of Bolivia. (We have to give Rouzer props for at least holding an open event, unlike most of the Republicans representing North Carolina in Congress like Virginia Foxx.) The natives were restless, and if anything is true for 2018 it's that the pressure is only growing against the Trump agenda, which Rouzer has slavishly supported.
The first Democrat who announced a challenge to Rouzer is medical doctor Kyle Horton, who got profiled yesterday by Elisabeth Almekinder on PoliticsNC.com. According to Almekinder, Dr. Horton is one of eight women physicians who are entering congressional races this year: "There has been only one female physician in Congress to date, and there are none presently serving."
Horton comes from a military family and has a particular passion for providing health care for veterans and their families. She worked for Veterans Affairs in Richmond, Va., as a doctor, "and it’s
|Dr. Kyle Horton|
“After I moved back to North Carolina to take care of my mother’s health issues, I was no longer bound by the Hatch Act, and receiving a government paycheck from Veterans Affairs, so I could engage directly in legislative advocacy and campaigns unrestricted. I was going back and forth to the Hill over the last few years, working on provisions of bills, and even grassroots work for integrated veteran suicide prevention, homelessness and female veterans’ issues. I’ve also been working on raising awareness for veterans exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, so that we don’t repeat the mistakes of agent orange in Vietnam,” said Horton. “I have devoted all my time and energy to doing volunteer advocacy work, and now, running for Congress.”Horton will likely face a May primary election with another young Democratic professional, a prospect that can make her a stronger contender in November if she's the top vote-getter. She's just one of a nationwide new wave of dedicated young women who intend to make a difference.
Kyle Horton's website (where you can make an on-line contribution): http://www.drkyleforcongress.com.