Candidate name: Ilario Pantano Party affiliation: Republican District: North Carolina's 3rdDistrict Map: Solid Democratic

Military experience: Marines, 1989-1993 and 2003-2005Overseas experience: Iraq, 2004Service rank:2nd lieutenant

Opponent: Mike McIntyre Military experience: noneIncumbent: Mike McIntyre

Pantano campaign web siteMcIntyre campaign web site

From his web site: Pantano, on terrorism -- In order to defeat this terrorist threat we must be honest about the roots in radical Islam, about its funding source of oil, and its intent of defeating the West. Choosing to ignore the obvious and be politically correct may keep terrorists from being personally offended but it will certainly lead to needless deaths like those at Ft. Hood. ... We must fight the war of ideas like a real war, because it is very clear what happens if we lose. We must remain on the offensive and keep our enemies on their heels and on the run. We can protect our country and out citizens if would-be aggressors are left with no doubt of the outcome of any conflict with us.

-- Complied by Leo Shane III

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