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Ex-NC Sportscaster Wins 8th District GOP Runoff
| June 22, 2010
Posted on 06/22/2010 6:31:43 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
A retired television sportscaster has won the Republican primary over a former U.S. Army paratrooper in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District.
Harold Johnson will take on first-term Democratic Rep. Larry Kissell in November.
Johnson defeated Tim D'Annunzio in Tuesday's runoff in district covering several south-central counties. With most precincts reporting, Johnson received 63 percent of the vote compared to 37 percent for D'Annunzio.
D'Annunzio received the most votes in the May 4 primary but failed to reach the more than 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff. State GOP leaders later distanced themselves from D'Annunzio because of revelations about his personal life.
Johnson worked at WSOC-TV before retiring in 2006.
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TOPICS: North Carolina; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2010; northcarolina
To: MitchellC; upchuck; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ...
I’m relieved by this result, as Tim D’Annunzio appears to be a flake.
posted on 06/22/2010 6:33:22 PM PDT
(Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
A flake with a lot of money. He’ll probably badmouth Johnson to keep him from taking back this seat for us, too.
posted on 06/22/2010 6:35:30 PM PDT
(~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
To: Clintonfatigued; MitchellC; fieldmarshaldj; Crichton; AuH2ORepublican; randita; InterceptPoint
Thank goodness. If that nutcase had won not only would have guaranteed a rat win but possibly also hurt other Republicans running in NC.
37% of the voters didn’t get the memo?
posted on 06/22/2010 6:40:11 PM PDT
(DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Crichton; AuH2ORepublican; randita; InterceptPoint
37% of the voters didnt get the memo?
D'Annunzio ran stronger out in the eastern part, or 'his' side of the district. That part runs into the Fayetteville radio market and I'm not sure that those stations even have local hosts, but D'Annunzio was constantly making a fool out of himself on the local shows on 1110 WBT in Charlotte. If you want to hear a world class implosion, listen to this
interview (down the page on the left) by a libertarian (not pro-Johnson) host.
posted on 06/22/2010 8:59:43 PM PDT
“You aren’t the announcer on those Johnson commercials”
Is Johnson such an “idiot” as they all say? One tool said he’s voting for Kissell. Now that’s idiotic.
posted on 06/22/2010 10:54:56 PM PDT
(DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
I don’t know that he’s an idiot, but he’s gotten by on his name, positivity and platitudes. Keep in mind that the host of that show is a huge cynic and is anti- all politicians, and gets like-minded, cranky folks calling in.
posted on 06/22/2010 11:04:49 PM PDT
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