Congratulations to Rep. Winkie Wilkins! In yesterday’s North Carolina primary, Winkie beat Rep. Jim Crawford by a vote of 56 percent to 37 percent on the Democratic ticket for North Carolina’s District 2 seat. A native son of Person County, Winkie graciously thanked his supporters, “This outpouring of support has been overwhelming. I am still trying to let it soak in.”
Winkie extended special thanks to Bulldog Finance Group. "The presence of Bulldog Finance Group became increasingly important. Assisting early on with fundraising, once the voting process began, they were right by my side at the early voting locations and at the traditional polls on Primary Election Day. They were a huge contributor to the success of the campaign.”
Congratulations are also in order to two of Bulldog Finance Group’s own, Associate Director Rob Sherwood and Associate Brad Kennedy, who ushered in Winkie’s victory! As Winkie said, “Rob and Brad were my primary contacts with Bulldog. They were always willing to work and willing to help plan strategy. They became like members of our family."
Winkie made a point to connect with voters at each polling location. “Our campaign all along was built around people and personal contact with people. We took the voting process very seriously, whether it was during early voting or during the traditional day of voting. My volunteers and I were very well received by voters.”
To be sure, voters in North Carolina’s 5th District voiced yesterday that they’ve had quite enough of Rep. Jim Crawford’s voting record. A top budget-shaper who was picked by Republican House leaders, Crawford was one of 5 Democrats who voted for the Republican budget. North Carolinians clearly prefer a candidate who stands strong for a just economy, protects educational funding, and supports women’s rights. A lifelong advocate for economic justice and fundamental civil rights for all, Winkie has been officially endorsed by North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE statewide), Granville County Chapter of NCAE, Person County Chapter of NCAE, North Carolina League of Conservation Voters and, most recently, Rep. William Wainwright.