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    Moore Pilot: Richard Hudson for U.S. House

    “I’m comfortable in my own skin,” he says. “I’m not afraid to have a discussion with someone who has a different view.” He supports bipartisan legislation related to identifying new jobs needed in the energy sector; putting more money into “21st century cures” for disease research; and reforming mental health. And unlike Ellmers, who only ever advocated repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Hudson at least supports an alternative. Hudson […]

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    In District 8, candidates agree on trade, terrorism, not much else

    WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson and his Democratic challenger, Thomas Mills, agree on trade and terrorism, but not on much else in the North Carolina District 8 race. The incumbent and his challenger say they value fair trade over free trade. They are both wary about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, which would broaden trade between the United States and a dozen countries on the Pacific Rim. Both say the […]

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    U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson calls departure of 440th wing ‘short-sighted decision’

    Two-term U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, who represents the 8th District, calls the departure of the 440th Airlift Wing on Fort Bragg “a short-sighted decision” that has spawned a series of troubling issues. The Army long opposed Air Force plans to shut down the 440th, fearing that it could compromise training. “The process is done for the 440th now,” Hudson said Thursday during a visit to The Fayetteville Observer newsroom. “The […]

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    Richard Hudson rolls over D’Annunzio in the GOP primary

    “Renee and I are incredibly grateful for the hard work and generosity of those who have supported our re-election efforts and those who voted today,” said Hudson. “It’s humbling to know I have such strong support from hundreds of volunteers and thousands of voters who are standing with me and believe in the conservative work I’m doing to empower businesses to create jobs, protect our freedoms, and return control back […]


    N.C. congressional leaders seek to protect training of Fort Bragg paratroopers

    Members of Congress are moving forward on attempts to protect the training of Fort Bragg paratroopers, even as Air Force leaders say they are on track to increase their support to Fort Bragg when compared with last year. Reps. Renee Ellmers and Richard Hudson have filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would create additional congressional oversight when it comes to airborne operations on Fort Bragg, to […]

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    U.S. Rep. Hudson to host Service Academy Day Saturday

    May 14 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Concord High School. Eighth district students who are in middle and high school and interested in attending a Service Academy and their parents are encouraged to attend. Representatives from the Service Academies as well as cadets/midshipmen, future Academy attendees, parents and Service Academy Selection Committee panel members will be on hand to explain the nomination process and requirements. As Representative of […]

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    Success: EPA Backs Down From Rules That Threatened Converting Road Cars to Race Cars

    Friday, April 15, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would remove wording that would ban the modification or removal of certified emissions equipment on a road vehicle that was being converted into a race car. This is a big win for racers and the aftermarket industry; while the EPA contends that the rules would never be used against the motorsport industry, leaving any opportunities to enforce a […]

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    Iran defies Obama’s ill-advised deal

    Last fall when President Obama introduced his Iran deal, the American people were skeptical. Like many of you, I was fearful that the deal would allow Iran to become a nuclear power, threatening the security of the entire world. Just last month, our concerns were realized as Iran test-fired ballistic missiles. In response, President Obama stated this action is against the “spirit” of the Iran deal and chastised the Iranian […]

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    Military dog adoptions: Army procedures to give former handlers priority

    The Army is working to establish dog adoption procedures that would give priority to former handlers. Maj. Gen. Mark S. Inch said an Army dog adoption program didn’t follow regulatory processes perfectly, but it complied with the law and intent. The two-star general made his response last month in a letter to North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr. “The Army is working in conjunction with our sister services to establish and […]

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    Moore’s New Congressman Lays Out Beliefs, Objectives

    The Pilot Republican U.S. Rep Richard Hudson has always considered the late Howard Coble as a role model for how to be good congressman. “Howard Coble was my mentor,” Hudson said in his address Tuesday night at the annual dinner for Moore County Partners in Progress at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst. “The opportunity to follow in his footsteps is truly an honor.” Coble, a Greensboro Republican, once represented Moore […]

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    Hudson Files for Re-election

    RALEIGH – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), one of the most conservative members of Congress, today officially submitted his paperwork to run for re-election. “I’m running for re-election to continue to be a conservative, common sense voice for the people of North Carolina’s 8th District,” said Hudson.  Hudson continued, “Now more than ever, we need conservative leaders who will stand up to the Washington elites and fight for a smaller, […]

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    N.C. should be able to explore offshore oil, gas resources

    Richmond County Daily Journal In January 2015, the Obama administration unveiled a plan to open the southeastern Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration and development. As co-chair of the Atlantic Offshore Energy Caucus, I welcomed the proposal as one of many steps that need to be taken to unleash our naturalresources, create jobs and boost our economy. It seemed like the administration was listening to calls from members of […]

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    U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson visits Fayetteville, talks politics.

    Fayetville Observer Republican U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson doesn’t support presidential candidate Donald Trump, but he wouldn’t tell a smattering of people who came out to greet him Tuesday who he will vote for. Hudson is the newest congressman for the redrawn 8th Congressional District, which includes Moore, Hoke and part of Cumberland County, including Fort Bragg. Hudson said he doesn’t know if the district’s boundaries will be approved as drawn […]

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    Cooper Wrong on Second Amendment

    CONCORD, N.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement responding to Attorney General Roy Cooper’s call for more gun control in North Carolina: “I’m disappointed our chief law enforcement official is taking Nancy Pelosi’s lead and calling to suspend our constitutional right to due process. The fact is, everyday Americans could one day find themselves on the no-fly list just because they have a similar name […]

  • Hudson Files for Re-election

    Pledges to Continue to Fight for Jobs in North Carolina’s 8th District RALEIGH, N.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), one of the most conservative members of Congress, today officially submitted his paperwork to run for re-election. “I’m running for re-election to continue to be a conservative, common sense voice for the people of North Carolina’s 8th District,” said Hudson.  Hudson continued, “As I travel across the district, I hear […]

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    Hudson’s bill to screen Syrian refugees passes House

    Laurinburg Exchange WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson’s bill to stall the migration of Syrian refugees to American soil cleared the House Thursday as President Barack Obama inked up his veto stamp. House members approved the American SAFE Act of 2015 on a 289-137 vote with 47 Democrats joining the Republican majority. The version that passed, H.R. 4038, is one House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul of Texas introduced Tuesday […]

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    Political notebook: Hudson outpaces U.S. House reps in fundraising

    Salibury Post Congressional FEC filings were due this week and U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8, raised the most money of the trio with districts in Rowan. Hudson’s total contributions from January to March were $210,758. He raised a total of $119,320 from individual contributions and $85,675 from political action committees other than the Republican Party. The FEC didn’t list contributions individually on its electronic records. Hudson spent $143,655 from January […]

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    Bureaucracy holding business back

    U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, whose 8th District includes Robeson and Scotland counties, on Monday toured Cape Fear Arsenal in Lumberton as part of a four-business tour he will make this week of manufacturing companies in his district. “I’m excited about the potential for this business to succeed and grow in Robeson County,” Hudson said. “I think the market is right at this time for this product.” Located in a 72,000-square-foot […]

  • A strong national defense has never been more critical

    Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” This week […]