• Hudson “Wholeheartedly” Endorsed by Lt. Gen. Boykin

    CONCORD, N.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) was endorsed by Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin. Lt. Gen. Boykin was one of the elite warriors chosen in 1978 to make up the first unit in America’s clandestine Delta Force. He then became commander of the unit, and later, commander of all U.S. Army Special Forces.

    His thirty-six years in the military included a tour at the Central Intelligence Agency and clandestine missions around the world. Lt. Gen. Boykin then served at the Pentagon as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.

    “I’m honored to have such strong support from one of the most respected Generals of our time. I’m grateful for his trust and belief in the conservative work I’m doing to get our country back on track,” said Rep. Hudson. “I’m proud of my record fighting for our community, but there’s still a lot of work to do. I will continue to focus on finding common sense solutions that grow our economy, rein in reckless spending, empower businesses to create jobs, and make our country safer.”

    Lt. Gen. Boykin is supporting Rep. Hudson for his “consistent commitment to conservative values, from reducing taxes, to reining in Washington’s wasteful spending and reducing the size of government.” In addition, Lt. Gen. Boykin applauded Rep. Hudson for his dedication to the care of our veterans and support of our military. The full endorsement letter is below and attached:

    “Dear Rep. Hudson:

    I am pleased to endorse you in the race for re-election to United States Congress in the 8th Congressional District of the state of North Carolina.

    Your work ethic, dedication to public service, and experience on Capitol Hill have set you apart as precisely the kind of leader this nation needs. Your work as a legislator has been noted by many for its consistent commitment to conservative values, from reducing taxes, to reining in Washington’s wasteful spending and reducing the size of government.

    Your congressional record supports a platform dedicated to the most fundamental freedom of Americans. From stronger screening for Syrian refugees, to the support of religious liberty, to preventing the abortion of pain-capable infants, you’ve demonstrated your continued commitment to the Constitution and the rule of law.

    As a 36-year veteran of the U.S. Army, I am particularly pleased to note your dedication to the care of our veterans, and the safety of our borders. I commend the way in which you called upon the U.S. Air Force to provide additional airlift support for Special Operations units at Fort Bragg, understanding that these brave men and women are on the front lines in the protection of our nation against forces that seek to do us evil. Without support for these units, the very practice of our cherished freedoms could be compromised.

    I wholeheartedly endorse you in your bid for re-election to North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District, and will encourage others who care about the preservation of our republic to do so as well.


    LTG (Ret.) William Boykin

    US Army Special Forces”

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