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It's now certain: Ellmers won
Raleigh News & Obstructor ^ | November 20, 1010 | Barbara Barrett

Posted on 11/20/2010 5:49:58 AM PST by NCDragon

WASHINGTON -- After a weeklong recount, Friday's vote tally showed that Republican Renee Ellmers did, indeed, win election to the 2nd Congressional District seat that had been held for 14 years by Democrat Bob Etheridge.

Etheridge acknowledged Friday afternoon what the numbers had said since Nov. 2, that he was ousted by Ellmers, a tea party darling and political newcomer.

Despite the ongoing recount, Ellmers has been acting the role of congresswoman-elect. She was on Capitol Hill all week with other House freshmen, attending orientations, hiring staff and searching for a place to bunk in Washington.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; ellmers; goppickups; nc2010
"The combination of the national tide that swept the country, massive amounts of secret corporate cash funding a campaign of distortions, and dirty politics by Washington, D.C., partisan operatives was just too much to overcome,"

The Who-Man from Who-terville must think he's swimming in a river in Egypt!

1 posted on 11/20/2010 5:50:00 AM PST by NCDragon
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To: NCDragon

“massive amounts of secret corporate cash...”

What bullcrap!


2 posted on 11/20/2010 5:52:39 AM PST by Castigar
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To: DarthVader

Lepanto PING !


3 posted on 11/20/2010 5:52:56 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: NCDragon

So glad to see Etheridge go. I only hope we can boot out Brad Miller in ‘12.

JM


4 posted on 11/20/2010 5:53:53 AM PST by JohnnyM
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To: NCDragon

DELIVERY


5 posted on 11/20/2010 5:56:46 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Castigar

The fact Ethridge turned into a big spending Liberal is what killed his chances in Rural NC. Add the fact he’s been walking around grabbing innocent bystanders on the street.. you almost wonder why he thought he had a chance at all!


6 posted on 11/20/2010 5:57:46 AM PST by o2bfree
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To: NCDragon

YEAH!!! FINALLY!!


7 posted on 11/20/2010 5:57:48 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NCDragon

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2010/11/etheridge-cant-overcome-ellmers-lead-in.html


8 posted on 11/20/2010 5:57:56 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Castigar


"The combination of the national tide that swept the country, massive amounts of secret corporate cash funding a campaign of distortions, and dirty politics by Washington, D.C., partisan operatives was just too much to overcome," Etheridge said. "But what's done is done."

It sounds like he was describing his own campaign. His television commercials forced me to automatically mute every commercial break. Especially his description of Ellmers' stance on the flat tax; his ad suggested she was advocating a 23% tax increase and then in little tiny fine print in the bottom stating that the number came from a flat tax advocacy group's website.
9 posted on 11/20/2010 6:02:17 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: NCDragon

Another elitist totalitarian POS bites the dust.

Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.


10 posted on 11/20/2010 6:03:45 AM PST by PGalt
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To: NCDragon

Wasn’t this the guy who verbally assaulted at reporter?


11 posted on 11/20/2010 6:05:25 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me, young people" ...BO at Conn. rally)
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To: NCDragon

Woo-hoo! After 56 years I am finally represented by a Republican! You go, Renee!


12 posted on 11/20/2010 6:09:22 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Actually I think he physically assaulted a college kid who asked him a question that he didn’t like on the street on Capitol Hill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v60oNUoHBYM


13 posted on 11/20/2010 6:13:32 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: FrankR

Uh...not exactly.

The Republican Party Establishment, as evidenced by Delaware, would much prefer a Democrat to win than a Tea Party backed Republican.

In addition, they will gladly resort to fraud and outright theft as evidenced by the happenings in Alaska, to keep a Tea Party backed candidate from winning.

The evidence and facts are clear, the Tea Party, not the Democrat Party is who the Republican Party opposes. To the Republican Party Establishment, a Tea Party backed candidate is as popular as a crack whore at one of their Country Club socials.

If the Conservative movement is to survive, they are going to have to ignore the nay sayers, who say “We need numbers, not principles”. Get the principles and the numbers will follow. And form their own Party.

This will mean that there will be three political parties, correct? No. This will cause the Republican Party Establishment to merge with the Democrat Party where their hearts and sympathies already are and we will be back to a two party system again.America lovers and American haters.


14 posted on 11/20/2010 6:17:06 AM PST by sport
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To: Riley
Actually I think he physically assaulted a college kid who asked him a question that he didn’t like on the street on Capitol Hill.

BTW, touching someone is legally ASSAULT. How did he escape prosecution?

15 posted on 11/20/2010 6:35:11 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: NCDragon

“The balance of power among the state delegation now stands at seven Democrats, six Republicans.”

This is North Carolina, the balance should be more like 10 Reps and 3 Dems. There are still a LOT more seats available to us.


16 posted on 11/20/2010 6:36:57 AM PST by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: NCDragon

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
And congratulations to the fine people of the district who have battled back against the infringement of their freedom.
Congratulations to the voters who came out to throw off the chains of their ruler.
Let freedom ring!


17 posted on 11/20/2010 6:39:16 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NCDragon

His favorite song-It’s 5:00 o’clock somewhere.


18 posted on 11/20/2010 6:41:07 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: DarthVader

Lepanto PING !


19 posted on 11/20/2010 6:42:10 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Huebolt

A lot of us were asking that then. John Edwards was right, just not in the way he intended. There ARE two Americas. One for the Ruling Class like this guy, and another for those of us who have to pay for it all.


20 posted on 11/20/2010 6:45:35 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: kingattax

A Casualty of Lepanto! Sunk with all hands.


21 posted on 11/20/2010 6:47:14 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: o2bfree
you almost wonder why he thought he had a chance at all!

Easy answer: "Gerrymandering".

North Carolina is a Democrat state, both houses being Democrat. However, both houses flipped this year to GOP for the first time since Reconstruction. They get to draw the districts this time around.

I suspect we'll see a few more Republicans from North Carolina in 2012 when they get the current "solid Democrat" lines straightened out.

22 posted on 11/20/2010 6:50:47 AM PST by Gritty (All Americans must vote Democrat - Jihad Jaara, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade)
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To: Gritty

The GOP will make sure that Heath Schuler and surviving Blue Dog Dems are pushed into unfriendly territory. Kiss em good bye in 2012..


23 posted on 11/20/2010 6:52:46 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: NCDragon

GoGo Tea Party

Out with incumbents

Whether they be Pubbie or Rats

Get the established political rulers OUT OUT OUT


24 posted on 11/20/2010 6:52:55 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NCDragon

Just pulled up her website. She looks like the real deal. And a cute RN to boot! Life is good.


25 posted on 11/20/2010 6:58:48 AM PST by JusPasenThru (Why won't those knuckle-dragging tea-bagging right-wing bastards just negotiate with me?)
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To: JusPasenThru

Hey, DIMs. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!


26 posted on 11/20/2010 7:00:15 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: NCDragon

Ellmers? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you?


27 posted on 11/20/2010 8:28:43 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: NCDragon

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

28 posted on 11/20/2010 8:38:24 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NCDragon
Another smart RepuBabe...

January in DC will be unusually HOT thanks to the incoming freshman "class".

29 posted on 11/20/2010 9:17:50 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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"Ellmers? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you?"

Sometimes obscure repartee can be just opaque...

What is it you were attempting to convey?

30 posted on 11/20/2010 10:57:19 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: NCDragon

So with Ellmers, what is the total GOP pick-up now?


31 posted on 11/20/2010 10:58:34 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Redbob
What is it you were attempting to convey?

It's about Ellmer’s opponent Bob Ethridge’s encounter with a college kid who was video recording the Congressman walking down the street.

The Congressman was not amused, and basically assaulted the kid, repeatedly asking “Who are You?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oqIP9yagkQ

32 posted on 11/20/2010 11:40:23 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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