The 8th Congressional District of North Carolina stretches across ten counties and some of the most beautiful country in America.
Following along the South Carolina border from downtown Charlotte to the City of Fayetteville up to the geographic center of North Carolina in my home of Montgomery County, our district is a celebration of diversity, embracing a mixture of industry and agriculture, small towns and urban neighborhoods, military installations and college campuses, and interstate highways and rural lanes.
Unfortunately, it is also home to hard times and devastating unemployment, like Scotland County which has for more than a year had the highest unemployment in all of North Carolina and is currently over 11 percent, with more than one in ten still looking for work. Whether you've ever been here or not, you should still be concerned and make our journey your own because my opponent's bad votes have hurt you too, no matter where you may live.
This Labor Day weekend, as I kick off the home stretch of my three year journey to take our Country back I am biking the 140 miles across my district from Fayetteville to Charlotte. I hope you'll join me - at least in spirit.
My door-to-door campaign is already in full swing, so as an avid cyclist who's logged over 30,000 miles, I'm thrilled to be able to trade my well-worn walking shoes for cycling shoes for much of this cross-District journey with my friends.
Please join us in spirit by sponsoring just a mile or two of this journey.
We're in the midst of a two week fundraising blitz to raise an additional $200,000 to keep our ads on the air, so every two miles you can sponsor at $25 a mile buys another run of this spot in my District to help bring a new voice to Congress.
My opponent has bought over $1.6 million in ads and the National Republican Campaign Committee has bought an addtional $700,000. They know they are in trouble and they will do everything they can to smear my good name. I need your help.
I'll be honored by anything you can donate to help bring us over the finish line in November.
Believe me, with your support as the wind at my back, Robin Hayes will never catch us or vote against a working American family again!