Republican turned Democrat, Jason Thigpen Withdraws from 3rd Congressional District Primary Race. Marshall Adame to Face Republican Primary Winner.

Jacksonville, NC—Breaking now is word that Jason Thigpen—the once Democratic hopeful for the 3rd Congressional seat will not run against Marshall Adame for the Democratic nomination.  Thigpen gained fame on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, CNN and other national media outlets when he switched in midstream from Republican to Democrat

In a magnanimous press release statement, Thigpen thanked his family, his staff and  supporters.  Deciding on who to vote for in the general election, Thigpen says, “As for who I’m supporting in the Congressional race for North Carolina’s 3rd District, I’m voting for Marshall Adame and I hope you do the same.”

Marshall Adame, the Democratic winner by default—will face the Republican primary winner for the US House seat currently held by longtime Congressman Walter Jones.  Jones is seeking reelection.  Adame sent out this press release after a telephone call from Thigpen offering support. 


Marshall Adame, Democratic Candidate for the US House of Representatives, 3rd Congressional District of North Carolina Reacts to his former opponent Jason Thigpen’s decision to not file for Office.

Marshall Adame, the Democratic Candidate for the U.S. Congress in the 3rd Congressional District of North Carolina received a telephone call from his Democratic Primary Opponent, Jason Thigpen.  Jason informed Marshall, that he will not be filing to seek the Democratic Nomination for the 3rd District and offered his personal support and best wishes.

Marshall said “I want to thank Jason Thigpen for the gracious phone call and for offering his support in the upcoming General Election in November. Jason’s work in the Primary helped to energize and unite the Democratic Party.

Marshall said “the work we have done to this point will continue. “We must remain focused on the General Election in November” Democrats, Progressive Independents and disenfranchised Republicans will have a voice as long as I am a candidate for the 3rd District Congressional seat, thank you for your continued support”.

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About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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