Occupation: United States Senator
Occupational Background: freight handler, law clerk, attorney
Educational Background: NC State, Bachelors 1974; University of North Carolina, JD 1977
Prior Governmental Experience: US Senate 1999 - present
I grew up in a small town in rural North Carolina. My father worked in a mill all his life, and I will never forget the men and women who worked with him.
I have spent my life fighting for the kind of people I grew up with. For two decades, I stood with families and children against big HMOs and big insurance companies. And as a Senator, I fought those same fights against Washington lobbyists.
I want to talk about our next president. When John Kerry graduated college, he volunteered for military service. He volunteered to go to Vietnam.
If you have any question about what he's made of, you need to spend three minutes with the men who actually served with him then and stand by him today.
They saw up close what he's made of. They saw him reach down and pull one of his men from the river and save his life. And in the heat of battle, they saw him decide in an instant to turn his boat around, drive it straight through an enemy position, and chase down the enemy to save his crew.
Where I come from, you don't judge someone's values based on how they use that word in a political ad. You judge their values based upon what they've spent their life doing.
John Kerry is prepared to keep the American people safe and to make America stronger at home and respected in the world.
John is a man who knows the difference between what is right and what is wrong. And that is why we must and we will elect John Kerry as our next president.
We would be honored to have your support.
(This information furnished by Kerry Edwards 2004.)