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Rep. Heath Shuler, a Blue Dog Dem., will not run for re-election
http://atr.rollcall.com/north-carolina-heath-shuler-will-not-run-for-re-election/ ^

Posted on 02/02/2012 1:44:04 PM PST by sunmars

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) will not run for re-election this year, a source close to the Congressman told Roll Call.

The Blue Dog Democrat had decided against a bid in a redrawn 11th district, which was made substantially more Republican than his current district during GOP-led redistricting.

(Excerpt) Read more at atr.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 11thdistrict; bluedog; congress; democrats; elections2012; heathshuler; house; northcarolina; shuler; sourcetitlenoturl
bye bye

Shuler raised $559,000 in 2011. Currently has $384K on hand.....running for Gov are we Heath?

1 posted on 02/02/2012 1:44:12 PM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

And we should be scared


2 posted on 02/02/2012 1:50:08 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: sunmars

Just like when he was a quaterback, he folds under pressure.


3 posted on 02/02/2012 1:51:07 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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To: personalaccts

No doubt he is going after Perdue’s job, her retiring and then him is not a coincidence.


4 posted on 02/02/2012 1:52:21 PM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars
so what does he do? grab that $384K and run to his personal investor and hide it in the Cayman IS.
5 posted on 02/02/2012 1:52:34 PM PST by haircutter
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To: sunmars

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120131/NEWS01/301310051/Heath-Shuler-ends-speculation-he-may-run-NC-governor

He’s finished.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 1:53:30 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: personalaccts

that was 3 days ago, a long time in politics. May well be forced into it.


7 posted on 02/02/2012 1:56:07 PM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Shuler raised $559,000 in 2011. Currently has $384K on hand.....running for Gov are we Heath?

Oh crap. I didn’t think of that. He probably would win too. NC loves Shuler for his conservativeness. I hope he does NOT run for Gov. Oh I am sure some will say.....what? They all hate him in NC. Not true. But I would be happy if they did.


8 posted on 02/02/2012 2:18:25 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum!)
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To: sunmars

I heard on the radio, just today I think, that the contract to fix the latest rock slide to close I-40 was given to Phillips & Jordan, one of Shuler’s largest contributors, who is/was Shuler’s partner in the real estate development business, and employer of Shuler’s brother.


9 posted on 02/02/2012 2:24:26 PM PST by ryderann
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10 posted on 02/02/2012 2:25:11 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: sunmars

I wish McHenry and Myrick would follow him out the door


11 posted on 02/02/2012 2:48:41 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Shuler makes Ryan Leaf look like Montana.


12 posted on 02/02/2012 2:50:13 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: sunmars

It’s a shame Congressman Billybob isn’t around to see this. He worked for years to get Shuler out of there.


13 posted on 02/02/2012 3:02:20 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: sunmars

Darn.. So much for thinking NC was getting rid of both “suspend elections for two years” gov Perdue -and- Pelosis blue lap dog Shuler. I do hope he personally recognized the malevolent democratic party.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 4:29:33 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: sunmars

Darn.. So much for thinking NC was getting rid of both “suspend elections for two years” gov Perdue -and- Pelosis blue lap dog Shuler. I do hope he personally recognized the malevolent democratic party.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 4:29:49 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: personalaccts

Virginia Foxx is ok?


16 posted on 02/02/2012 4:42:18 PM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; randita; Crichton; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA

I was surprised that Shuler hadn’t announced his retirement earlier, since it would have been nearly impossible for him to win in the redrawn NC-11. This makes it a 100% certain GOP pickup.

The question now is, will Shuler run for governor instead? He recently said that he wouldn’t, but with Erskine Bowles nt running there will be a lot of pressure on what NC Democrats refer to as a “conservative Democrat” to run. But my gut tells me that Shuler won’t run, and that Congressman Mike McIntyre, who actually is a conservative Democrat and whose district was redrawn to make it extremely difficult for him to win reelection (with his Lumberton base and heavily Dem precincts in Wilmington stripped out and replaced with heavily Republican and exurban Johnston County), will run instead.


17 posted on 02/03/2012 6:10:34 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

As you may know, Bob Etheridge is running for Governor. It will be interesting if a whole batch of Congressmembers decide to take a run and form a circular firing squad while Pat McCrory waits to take on the damaged Dem nominee. Of course, at the rate we’re going, McCrory may be the only thing to win in NC if Slick Willard hijacks the nomination.


18 posted on 02/03/2012 6:35:10 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

As low as my opinion is of Romney, I have no doubt that he (or Santorum, or Newt) would carry NC over Obama. If we’re stuck with Romney as the nominee, he will pick a conservative runningmate and ride Obama’s unpopularity (and the much lower black and youth turnout as compared to 2008) to victory in NC. Frankly, I’d be more worried about VA.

Of course, I hope it doesn’t come to that.


19 posted on 02/03/2012 7:09:17 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; Impy; BillyBoy; randita; LS; Clemenza; Crichton; GOPsterinMA

Well, there won’t be a “we.” If Willard hijacks the nod, I’m out. McCain was the last straw. I’ve spent years writing and outlining exactly why Willard is remotely unfit for any political office (along with all the other Trojan Democrats) and there is nothing that can be told, sold, coerced or bribed from me that will change my mind. I will not vote for anyone who is offensive and antithetical to my belief system, values and conscience, and I’ll be damned to have the left wing make my “Republican” choice for me. This primary has already gone way past “Twilight Zone” proportions, as if 2008 wasn’t enough of a complete abomination.

When I fight an enemy, I expect to meet them face to face, not get stabbed from behind. The pro-big government party establishment is just as much our enemy as the Democrat party, and our worst nightmare is a national Combine based on the IL model, and it appears that’s exactly what we have. If that is the case, the GOP will have to be destroyed just as the Whig Party was, so that something new that supports true government reform and the vast shrinkage that not only should be done, but will have to be done, in order to save this country.

And just as an aside, whatever “Conservative” whom were to run with Willard to give him political legitimacy will be thoroughly ruined with respect to their political future. It won’t be like Palin again. Besides, Willard only likes puppets, anyhow, ones who can be swiftly used and discarded. Just ask poor Kerry Healey. She didn’t even know what hit her.


20 posted on 02/03/2012 7:31:40 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

However horrible Romney is (McCain lite) he is infinitely better than Obama.


21 posted on 02/03/2012 7:40:16 AM PST by LS
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To: LS

Cannot agree. At least Emperor Zero doesn’t insult our intelligence by pretending to be a Republican. Willard has been and always will be a Socialist.


22 posted on 02/03/2012 8:15:10 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

We’ll disagree. I’m not going to pull a “Sweden” the war between Hitler and Stalin. I’m going to pick a side, defeat the worst now, then go after the second worst.


23 posted on 02/03/2012 8:27:26 AM PST by LS
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To: sunmars

He’s as good of a politician as he was an NFL Quarterback.


24 posted on 02/03/2012 8:28:36 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; Impy; BillyBoy; randita; LS; Clemenza; ...

“If Willard hijacks the nod, I’m out....”

Me too.

“...Willard only likes puppets, anyhow, ones who can be swiftly used and discarded. Just ask poor Kerry Healey. She didn’t even know what hit her.”

She still doesn’t.


25 posted on 02/03/2012 8:48:36 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; All
I almost forgot, Milt is the quintessential “earth pimp”.

“Earth Pimp” PING!

26 posted on 02/03/2012 9:17:12 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; Impy; BillyBoy; randita; LS; Clemenza; ...

“... so that something new that supports true government reform and the vast shrinkage that not only should be done, but will have to be done, in order to save this country.”

I’ve been saying it for years: The country needs to be split peacefully before it breaks apart violently.


27 posted on 02/03/2012 9:42:15 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: dfwgator; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg

If that were true he would have lost 2-1, like his INT to TD ratio!!!!!!


28 posted on 02/04/2012 4:05:53 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; randita; LS; MitchellC; RygelXVI

Unmentioned among the rats for Governor is the current LT, Walter Dalton who is in the race (Perdue’s choice?).

I know jack about him except that he won his current office 51-46 in 2008 and was a State Senator before that.


29 posted on 02/04/2012 4:20:06 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; LS
Unmentioned among the rats for Governor is the current LT, Walter Dalton

He's a not terribly exciting middling liberal from Western NC. He's raised some money and stroked his way around the Dem establishment.

Bobby Etheridge occupies much of the same ground, but from a different geography. Perdue has been paying him 6 figures in various made-up govt jobs ever since he lost.

McIntyre could not win given the way the moonbats have taken over the Democratic Party.

There's an opening for a liberal outsider to run but not a lot of time before the primary so they've have to self-fund.

30 posted on 02/04/2012 7:01:51 AM PST by RygelXVI
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; randita; LS; MitchellC; RygelXVI; JaneNC

I feel good about our chances at winning the Governorship of NC. We nearly got it in 2008.


31 posted on 02/04/2012 8:32:51 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: RygelXVI

Shuler is far more conservative on social issues than is Etheridge; they’re both just as liberal on economic issues. If the moonbats are so strong within the NC RAT Party that they could prevent a qualified, experienced candidate such as McIntyre from winning the gubernatorial nomination, then I don’t think that a lightweight who is nonetheless pro-life, pro-gun and pro-marriage such as Shuler can beat Etheridge in the primary.


32 posted on 02/04/2012 8:49:04 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
I don’t think that a lightweight who is nonetheless pro-life, pro-gun and pro-marriage such as Shuler can beat Etheridge in the primary.

Definitely not if he doesn't run.

33 posted on 02/04/2012 2:20:55 PM PST by RygelXVI
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To: colorado tanker

Billybob’s not on Freep anymore?

What happened? I sure wish he had won...

Ed


34 posted on 02/06/2012 10:23:15 PM PST by Sir_Ed
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To: Sir_Ed

The dear man passed away. He’s watching from Heaven.


35 posted on 02/06/2012 10:28:12 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: publana

OH MY GOD!

When did this happen???

Last I heard he was getting married and moving to the Carribean, or the the tropics somewhere???

Where can I find out more, I really, really liked reading his columns.

Oh, I am so sad to hear that!

Thanks for letting me know...

Ed


36 posted on 02/06/2012 11:27:21 PM PST by Sir_Ed
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To: Sir_Ed

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2574740/posts
Freeper Congressman BillyBob has died


37 posted on 02/06/2012 11:35:42 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Boy, I miss his 2 cents!


38 posted on 02/07/2012 12:05:08 AM PST by I_be_tc
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To: Liberty Valance

Oh, my goodness...that breaks my heart.

I loved his columns. I assumed I hadn’t seen any of his stuff ‘cause he got married, or was busy with running for Congress again.

Wow, this is really, really sad news.

Thanks for letting me know.

He will be missed.

Ed


39 posted on 02/07/2012 12:07:06 AM PST by Sir_Ed
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To: Sir_Ed

Sadly, Billybob passed away.


40 posted on 02/07/2012 10:47:28 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Liberty Valance

Thanks for posting the link. I couldn’t find it.

We all miss him. :(


41 posted on 02/07/2012 11:09:25 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sunmars.


42 posted on 02/08/2012 7:35:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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