Steinburg, Boswell backed by pro-life group, Twiddy by key senator

By on May 1, 2018

Beverly Boswell

Bob Steinburg

Clark Twiddy

With one week remaining before the May primaries, local candidates in the Republican primary for seats in the North Carolina General Assembly have picked up more endorsements.

State Senate candidate Rep. Bob Steinburg and Rep. Beverly Boswell, who is seeking another term in the House, have been endorsed by the political action committee for a statewide pro-life organization.

Boswell was also ranked highly by a group that supports and advocates for pro-family positions.

Steinburg’s opponent in the GOP primary, Clark Twiddy, has gained the public support of another key leader in the state Senate from the opposite end of the North Carolina coast.

In letters to Steinburg and Boswell, N.C. Right to Life PAC President Barbara Holt wrote that the group does not normally get involved in primaries but give their support to an incumbent who faces a competitor and votes 100 percent with the group’s anti-abortion position.

“A society cannot call itself civilized when it fails to take every precautionary step to protect the sanctity of life at whatever stage,” Steinburg in a press release. “From conception to old age, every life is precious and a gift of God. As a father and now a grandfather, I have no higher priority than fighting for each child of God in our state, especially those most vulnerable.”

“As a Christian, mother and grandmother, I believe that all life, regardless of age, is a sacred gift from God and must be protected,” Boswell said.

“I am humbled and honored to receive North Carolina Right to Life’s endorsement and ranked 4th in the N.C. House of Representatives by the North Carolina Values Coalition,” Boswell said. “There is nothing more important than defending the life of the pre-born, standing firm in defense of traditional families, and protecting our constitutional rights.”

On Monday, Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, announced he is giving his backing to Twiddy’s campaign, just days after current First District Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, also endorsed Twiddy.

Rabon is chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, which allows him to control the flow of legislation.

“As one of only five Senators representing the coastal region of North Carolina, I cannot stress to you the importance of having a strong, rational, Conservative voice representing you and your interests in the State Legislature” Rabon said in his endorsement letter.

“With the huge influx of population to our inland urban areas, now more than ever, it is important to have a strong and effective voice that can articulate the special needs of our coastal regions,” Rabon said. “As I look around the state at the upcoming primary, I see no race with such a clear-cut choice as Clark Twiddy.”

““I am honored to have Senator Rabon’s support and look forward to the opportunity to work with him to carry our Conservative coastal message to Raleigh,” Twiddy said.

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  • Spoony Rae

    Is Rabon the one who tried to kill the Currituck Mid-County Bridge or is he the one who tried to take Dare County’s sales tax for his own district. Can’t quite remember which one he is?

    Tuesday, May 1 @ 1:45 pm
  • obxrmc

    Rae, you are right. He has said if Steinburg gets in, our coastal communities will not get much funding. He will not work with him. Clark has my vote!!!

    Tuesday, May 1 @ 4:00 pm
  • WombatNC

    Come on people! Vote for Tess Judge – NC House and Cole Phelps – NC Senate. Dems and Independents need to get NC back into the 21st century!

    Tuesday, May 1 @ 6:15 pm
  • Currituck Voice

    “Steinburg, Boswell Endorsed by Group that would like to Subvert Federal Law, Control Personal Rights, and Remove Legal Choices for Women”

    I’ll be rejecting radicalism in all forms, primarily Boswell, and secondarily, Steinburg.

    Tuesday, May 1 @ 9:43 pm
  • chris

    “As a Christian, mother and grandmother, I believe that all life, regardless of age, is a sacred gift from God and must be protected,” Boswell said. Its 2018 people why is it so hard to accept science.

    Wednesday, May 2 @ 7:07 pm