Skip to comments.In Praise of Renee Ellmers
Posted on 11/15/2010 5:25:12 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
According to the Raleigh News Observer backgrounder, Renee Ellmers is a registered nurse who ran a practice and a wound clinic with her husband, a general surgeon. Ellmers had previously been involved in local civic groups, but only became politically active during the summer of 2009 as a result of the debate over Obamacare. Ellmers and her husband traveled around North Carolina with Americans for Prosperity and spoke to groups about the ill effects they believed Democratic proposals for health care reform would have.
Ellmers then decided to run for the Republican nomination to represent North Carolina's Second Congressional District, a seat that had long been held by Democratic incumbent Bob Etheridge. What possessed her? "I'm running for Congress because I'm a mom and I'm very afraid of where our country is going and where the current administration in Washington is taking us," Ellmers said, but there must be more to it than that..
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I think that Renee Ellmers will be one of the more distinctive freshmen in Congerss. Everyone points to Bob Ethridge’s assault on a college student, but IMHO, the fact that Ellmers is a medical professional (a nurse) gave her credibility on the health care issue.
Do you know the status of the recount? last I heard Renee was 1600 votes ahesd of Ethridge.....
Here’s now it stands right now:
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 2 (Vote For 1) Vote
Type Summary Contest Detail Map
10 of 10 Counties Reporting
Bob Etheridge (DEM) 48.68% 92,404
Renee Ellmers (REP) 49.47% 93,893
Tom Rose (LIB) 1.85% 3,504
Here’s the link:
Thanks for the link.....I hope Renee’s lead holds!