October 19, 2022

North Carolina's competitive 13th Congressional District has Trump-endorsed Bo Hines facing off with his Democratic opponent, Wiley Nickel. Bo Hines, 27, put out a deceptive ad touting North Carolina values filmed on his grandfather's farm in (checks notes) Indiana. Hines failed to mention that part.

"A hard day's work," Hines' grandfather, Rich Weisman, says in a new campaign ad. "North Carolinians cherish it. So does Bo Hines. We farmed these acres together, picking stones, pulling stumps, and learning the lessons of the land."

While Hines's grandfather touts "North Carolina values" in the ad, he fails to mention where it was filmed: Indiana. That's a lie of omission. And that's not even the worst lie he's told recently.

This isn't Hines's first battle with the truth.

After the conservative-leaning Supreme Court overturned Roe, Republicans became even more extreme. That language made voters in the red state of Kansas say no to a constitutional amendment allowing an abortion ban. So, Hines, like a few other Republicans, scrubbed his site of harsh abortion rhetoric. In contrast, Wiley Nickel is proudly pro-choice.

But wait, there's more. It gets weirder.

Hines expressed concerns about the economy: "Me and my wife, we can't afford to give up a month's salary."

Yeah, well, the trust fund kid doesn't have a salary. The struggle is real!

"With 8.3% inflation, that is the equivalent of one month's salary for the average American," he said in an interview earlier this month. "I know in my household, my wife and I can't afford to give up one month's salary. We have bills to pay; we have rent to pay."

Insider reports:

Despite not having a reported job or salary, Hines has personally pumped more than $925,000 into his own congressional campaign, according to the latest financial disclosures he filed with the Federal Election Commission covering campaign activity through September 30.

His trust fund, named Hines Children's Trust, is the only reported asset on his personal financial disclosure. In May, he valued income he this year received from the trust fund at between $100,000 and $1 million.

According to Nickel, Bo Hines' Q3 fundraising report over the weekend revealed that he's been spending campaign cash on a private jet, limousine, and expensive dinners. Just like one of us!

It's annoying when politicians try to come off as one of us while lying through their teeth about their lifestyles. It's like Trump when he tries to act as if he understands the struggles his supporters are going through even though he sh*ts in a gold toilet. And now we have Hines, who is trying to be relatable by lying to North Carolinians. He's just another election-denying MAGA Republican.

Bo, you'll never get the stink of Trump off of you:

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