“There are constantly measures being taken to try to disenfranchise people, especially people of color, and I want to make sure that our right to vote is intact,” Price said.
She also said she is very hopeful about winning the general election in November.
“I am looking forward to working on some of the same issues, but in a different capacity and from a different perspective,” Price said.
Hillsborough resident Tom Mullaney said he voted for Price and encouraged others to do the same.
“She has the solidarity and seriousness we need in the legislature,” he said in a tweet.
Price said that, through the election, she’s learned there is a lot of spirit in North Carolina. She said there are many different divides, cultures and perspectives within the state, but, at the end of the day, everyone has the same basic needs.
“If you’re open and kind of push aside whether you’re a Democrat or Republican or unaffiliated or Libertarian or whatever, and just talk about basic needs – we’re all human,” Price said.
She added that she has had the opportunity to visit a lot of different towns and communities because of the election. Price said she is looking forward to learning more about places like the towns of Yanceyville and Milton in Caswell County.
“Discovering Milton, and even in our own area, you go down a different road and you're in a different community and in history,” she said.
Price said that with the coming election in November, she will need continued voter support. She added that she is thankful for her team.
She also noted that her victory in the primary election is dedicated to her late parents.
“This would have been their 70th wedding anniversary,” she said. “I wish I could say happy anniversary to them in person, but this victory is also for them.”
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Lopez, the Republican nominee Price will face in November, said on his website that he will work to bring investment and job opportunities to the community and celebrate different cultures if elected in the fall.
He also seeks to improve education through promoting parent-choice initiatives, defending homeschool compliance practices and supporting charter schools.
Despite his loss in the primary, Hughes supports Price as the Democratic nominee.
“Tonight’s not the night for us, but we must unite to keep this seat in the Democratic column in November,” Hughes said in his tweet on Tuesday. “I stand ready to assist our nominee in November! Onward!”
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