Democrats to Host Open Forum With Possible Candidates

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The 8th Congressional District Democratic Party is partnering up with the Moore County Democrats to host a town-hall style meeting in Carthage on Tuesday.

The public is invited, regardless of partisan affiliation, to come and ask Representative Billy Richardson (D-Cumberland) and former Congressional candidate Beth Troutman questions about the future of healthcare, environmental protection, job creation, the opioid epidemic, and other important issues.

Many grassroots supporters have been encouraging Troutman to run for Congress in the 8th District. She is expected to speak about her interest in pursuing higher office at the Carthage town hall meeting.

This will be the second “stop” on the 8th District Democratic Party’s “Listening Tour”, a series of town hall events to listen to concerned citizens throughout the district. Dylan Frick, Chair of the District, cites Congressman Richard Hudson’s refusal to participate in town hall meetings as a main reason for the Listening Tour.

“Richard Hudson has refused to answer questions from constituents who are truly concerned about his votes to take healthcare away from thousands of North Carolinians. In early June there was a town hall meeting in Pinehurst organized for months by non-partisan groups, yet Hudson failed to show up. If our sitting Congressman won’t listen to what his constituents want, then we will,” Frick wrote in a statement.

The event begins at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Filly & Colts Restaurant at Little River Golf Course in Carthage. The event is open to the public, and light appetizers will be served. More info can be found at