Republican nominee Harold Johnson, a political outsider, promises to fight for job creation and against wasteful spending on behalf of the struggling middle-class families in North Carolina’s Eighth district. A former Marine and award-winning WSOC-TV sportscaster, Johnson broadcasted nightly sports news on TV and radio for more than three decades in the Charlotte region. Nicknamed "The Big Guy," Johnson was a 4-time EMMY winner as the Mid-South's Sportscaster of the Year. Because of his impressive campaign structure, Johnson has been awarded Contender status in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program. Where Kissell is devoted to the talking points of Pelosi and the Democrat leadership, Harold is committed the constituents of the Eighth District by favoring lower taxes and real economic improvement.