Lisa De Pasquale
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The election is just five weeks away. In addition to the possibility of picking up the White House, Republicans are also hoping to pick up an important congressional seat in North Carolina. Congressional candidate Richard Hudson is a business owner and has held various positions with former Congressman Robin Hayes. One of the issues on the minds of voters, particularly in North Carolina, is the economy. Hudson said, “North Carolina’s current unemployment rate is 9.7% — one of the highest in the country. Rather than burdening our businesses with new regulations and taxes, our elected officials should be looking for ways to improve the business climate. We need smart economic policy and we need it now!”

In July, Hudson won the Republican primary and then the run-off election with 64% of the votes. As the general election nears, both candidates are reaching out to the constituents in the mostly conservative district. However, there’s only one real conservative in the race that will vote for policies to get the economy moving again. Too often we’ve been burned by so-called conservative or “blue dog” Democrats. If voters want conservative solutions, vote for the conservative.

1. If there were a television channel that showed only one movie over and over, what movie should it be?

The original...Star Wars Episode IV. It never gets old for me. Although, I have to admit the light saber battle between Obi Wan and Darth Vader is not as terrifying as it was the first time I saw it in the theatre.

2. What’s one of your favorite movie quotes?

"I am going to pick a fight" --Mel Gibson as William Wallace in "Braveheart" [the quote is much cooler if done with a Scottish accent...while wearing blue war paint....maybe wearing a kilt isn't necessary] or "Yeah, I have a question. Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?" --Judd Nelson as John Bender speaking to his Principal in "The Breakfast Club"

3. In A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell is strapped in with his eyes propped open and forced to watch images until he was "cured." If you could give President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Leader Harry Reid the "Clockwork Orange treatment," what movie would you make them watch?

"Pursuit of Happyness"- One man picks himself up by the bootstraps by learning to be a stockbroker...doesn't need welfare.

4. What pop culture souvenir do you own that people would be surprised to learn that you cherish?

My U2 "Unforgettable Fire" album signed by Bono-- He wrote, "Bono 4 Ricardo."

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Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale is is a writer in Alexandria, VA. Miss De Pasquale was previously the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where she oversaw all aspects of the conference from June 2006 to April 2011. Prior to CPAC, she was the program director of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine in their annual list of top political leaders under 35. She has written articles for Townhall.com and Townhall Magazine, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Washingtonian, the St. Augustine Record, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Originally from Florida, Miss De Pasquale received a B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine.

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