Skip to comments.Vinroot Opts Against Runoff, Giving Ballantine GOP Nomination
Posted on 07/22/2004 12:50:22 PM PDT by Prospero
RALEIGH,N.C. -- Richard Vinroot announced Thursday afternoon that he will not call for a runoff in the GOP Gubernatorial election, thus handing the Republican nomination to primary winner Patrick Ballantine.
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Hmm. Interesting. I wonder if this was his real reason. I also wonder if he's right that this will help the R's. Anyhow, I'll just hope that it is and it will.
Go NC Freepers, get the D out of there.
It sure does!!!
And I'm a gull!
We are UNITED and we are EXCITED!!!!
Hats off to Richard Vinroot.
Ballantine is the GOP's Harold Ford. He has a bright future in politics. I suspect he may not win but even so, this won't be the last we hear of him. He'll probably run against the corpse of Erskine Bowles for Senate in 2012.
Go Pat Go
I say Huzzah, Three Cheers, sir, to a Gentleman: Richard Vinroot!
I am stunned, Vinroot seemed ready for battle Tuesday night, he already started attacking Ballatine. I wonder if they started polling and Vinroot saw he didn't have a chance. That are someone higher up told him to pack it in
Thank you for posting the picture of Pat and his female clone daughter. Some people don't believe me when I say they're virtually identical!
Please forgive me for sharing this little item.
I was conflicted as to whether even vote in this primary. After all, I am registered independent, and as such theoretically have no interest in who each party runs. However, I wanted to see Ballantine run against Easley because I didn't think Vinroot could win. And I truly hate Democrats.
So about a half hour before the polls would close, I drag myself out of the house, request the R ballot, and vote for Ballantine.
The first news I heard was that the vote was close enough for a runoff, with Vinroot leading Ballantine by a small margin.
Now I find out that Ballantine actually won!
And by 1600 votes statewide!
I think my vote did count, especially when you think that another 1599 people probably did the same thing I did.
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