Skip to comments.It's now certain: Ellmers won
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.
A Casualty of Lepanto! Sunk with all hands.
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.
The GOP will make sure that Heath Schuler and surviving Blue Dog Dems are pushed into unfriendly territory. Kiss em good bye in 2012..
GoGo Tea Party
Out with incumbents
Whether they be Pubbie or Rats
Get the established political rulers OUT OUT OUT
Just pulled up her website. She looks like the real deal. And a cute RN to boot! Life is good.
Hey, DIMs. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!
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?
January in DC will be unusually HOT thanks to the incoming freshman "class".
Sometimes obscure repartee can be just opaque...
What is it you were attempting to convey?
So with Ellmers, what is the total GOP pick-up now?
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?”
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