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.
The Who-Man from Who-terville must think he's swimming in a river in Egypt!
“massive amounts of secret corporate cash...”
Lepanto PING !
So glad to see Etheridge go. I only hope we can boot out Brad Miller in ‘12.
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!
Another elitist totalitarian POS bites the dust.
Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
Wasn’t this the guy who verbally assaulted at reporter?
Woo-hoo! After 56 years I am finally represented by a Republican! You go, Renee!
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.
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.
BTW, touching someone is legally ASSAULT. How did he escape prosecution?
“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.
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!
His favorite song-It’s 5:00 o’clock somewhere.
Lepanto PING !
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.
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?”