Dorothy Helms, wife of the late United States Senator Jesse Helms, announced her endorsemnt for Richard Hudson in the race for the Eighth District seat. Helms will also serve as honorary chairman of the Hudson campaign.
“I know what a true conservative is,” Helms said in a prepared statement. “Richard Hudson is a true, dyed-in-the-wool conservative the people of the Eighth District can trust.”
Helms joins three Union County Republicans in endorsing Hudson. Former Union County Commission Chairmn Allan Baucom and current chairman Jerry Simpson both endorsed Hudson in January, followed by former Eighth District Republican Party Chairman Donnie Baucom.