Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Virgil Goode says he expects to be on the ballot in more than 40 states in November. The former 5th District Congressman was in Salem Thursday afternoon speaking to members of the local Rotary Club.
Earlier in the week, Goode was in North Carolina collecting signatures on Election Day. Goode told Rotary Club members that dissatisfaction with both the Democratic and Republican parties is bringing him support. "We had a number in North Carolina say, well I don't like either one, so I'll sign up and give you a shot," Goode said in an interview.
Balancing the budget is a cornerstone of Goode's campaign and he said that sets him apart from the two major political parties. "Obama's budget is 1.3 trillion in deficit. The Ryan budget, which is supposed to be the conservative budget is 600 billion in deficit," Goode said. "If I am President I will submit a balanced budget."
During his visit to Salem, he also highlighted proposals he said will secure the border, bring term limits to Washington, and reform campaign finance laws. Goode says he will not accept campaign contributions over $200, and if elected, he said he would serve a single term.