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Etheridge can't overcome Ellmers' lead in recount
WRAL TV ^ | 10/19/10 | WRAL.com

Posted on 11/19/2010 10:53:49 AM PST by BelegStrongbow

Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight race.

Etheridge, a seven-term Democrat, picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results from 10 counties were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; eldridge; ellmers; goppickups; nc; nc2010; recount; whoareyou
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Winning one for the Gipper. The rookie hits it out of the park.
1 posted on 11/19/2010 10:53:57 AM PST by BelegStrongbow
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To: BelegStrongbow

Bye Bye “Who are you” Bob!!

That which is not Constitutional has been sterilized.


2 posted on 11/19/2010 10:55:24 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Awesome news! Another one bites the dust!


3 posted on 11/19/2010 10:57:59 AM PST by LUV W (Atlas has shrugged)
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To: BelegStrongbow

4 posted on 11/19/2010 10:58:19 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Hey Bob! Who are you? Who are you now?

Me? I’m one happy conservative.

Wave goodbye to the bully everyone . . .


5 posted on 11/19/2010 10:59:40 AM PST by November 2010
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To: BelegStrongbow

All right, Renee! More Rat trash kicked to the curb...


6 posted on 11/19/2010 11:00:17 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DarthVader

He’ll have lots of time now for his infamous four martini lunches.


7 posted on 11/19/2010 11:00:28 AM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: BelegStrongbow
"Hey punk! It looks like I have to find a real job. How about mall cop chasing rotten kids with skate boards."


8 posted on 11/19/2010 11:00:48 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Welcome to Dumpsville, Bob!


9 posted on 11/19/2010 11:00:55 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: BelegStrongbow

The #1 mama grizzly Sarah Palin put Ellmers over the top with her late endorsement.

Up to that time, it had been a Lean Democrat race by most pundits.


10 posted on 11/19/2010 11:00:57 AM PST by techno
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To: AAABEST

That was the opener but he made a real run. She won in the end with great ground-organization in a terribly-gerrymandered district. Now that NC has a fully R-run state government, maybe NC-2 can be configured in a way that resembles something contiguous.


11 posted on 11/19/2010 11:01:02 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Another good looking Republican lady wins.

12 posted on 11/19/2010 11:02:12 AM PST by November 2010
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To: techno

You’d have to live around NC-2 to know exactly how furious people are here with the powers that were. I really commend Sarah for putting her oar in. That really helped!


13 posted on 11/19/2010 11:02:30 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: JPG

You bet and he will also get sued by the kid he grabbed. May he get it stuck all the way up his fanny.


14 posted on 11/19/2010 11:03:11 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: AAABEST
How does a drunken heap of monkey spunk like Etheridge win seven times in a generally Red State like NC?
15 posted on 11/19/2010 11:03:43 AM PST by wmileo
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To: BelegStrongbow

This takes away a little bit of the sting from losing a couple others.

Arrogant azz been around too long. They all start thinking they’re gods.


16 posted on 11/19/2010 11:03:52 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: wmileo

ACORN?


17 posted on 11/19/2010 11:05:15 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: BelegStrongbow
Renee Elmers should be able to contribute significantly and positively to health care related issues.

Repealing Obambi-care and replacing it with real free market reforms is going to be a challenge. She should have policy savoy in this area.

Her pro-life stand is worthy of admiration and respect.

18 posted on 11/19/2010 11:05:44 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: TribalPrincess2U

They sure do. But it seems the temptation is monumental. Etheridge used to authentically be a moderate Democrat, rating somewhere in the low 40’s by the ACU. The last two years he rated less than 5. Last year he got a zero. The man changed. The people noticed. Now, he needs a new job.

Guess he now understands how the rest of us feel, yes?


19 posted on 11/19/2010 11:06:47 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BelegStrongbow
The NRCC said Renee and her campaign “weren't ready for prime time” and gave her minimal support. The GOP establishment distanced itself from Renee when she ran a campaign ad criticizing the Ground Zero Mosque. She won Sarah Palin’s endorsement.

The establishment-backed North Carolina Republican Congressional challengers all lost but Renee won because, as Sarah would say, she “fought like a girl.”

20 posted on 11/19/2010 11:06:54 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Thanks. I almost forgot about their less than glorious past.


21 posted on 11/19/2010 11:07:11 AM PST by wmileo
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To: techno
The #1 mama grizzly Sarah Palin put Ellmers over the top...

No that can't be. Sarah Palin caused the loss of so many seats...can't you read? She's is nothing but a detriment to the Republican party. /s (heavy)

22 posted on 11/19/2010 11:08:26 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (Lock & Load-Coming to a Neighborhood near you)
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To: wmileo
How does a drunken heap of monkey spunk like Etheridge win seven times in a generally Red State like NC?

North Carolina arguably has the most egregious gerrymandering in the country. This is going to change very soon. Republicans won control of both the NC house and senate for the first time in 112 years.

23 posted on 11/19/2010 11:09:33 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: FreedomProtector

That was the center-piece of her campaign. I have to admit, hearing her claim to be a pro-life conservative RN seemed at first something like an oxymoron. Back in CA, the nurses’ union is a front for the Marxist wing of the Democratic Party (and I knew a bunch of the worst ones personally). But the more I saw her speak and act, the clearer it became: she’s the real thing, being a nurse is and should be a strong incentive to being pro-life and conservative and I pray she will stand with her fellow freshmen to hold the party leaders’ feet to these issues.


24 posted on 11/19/2010 11:10:35 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: wmileo
How does a drunken heap of monkey spunk like Etheridge win seven times in a generally Red State like NC?

He's one of those types who you can tell is a big-time drinker just by looking at him.

25 posted on 11/19/2010 11:11:53 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: bwc2221

Yep, she used FaceBook, twitter and a constant round of local meet-and-greets to win this. It’s actually the Michelle Bachmann system, and she implemented it like she’d been doing it for years.


26 posted on 11/19/2010 11:12:07 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Thanks for posting this, Beleg!

I was going to but got busy at work. Outstanding news!

I called his Raleigh office and played the “Who are you?” remix over the phone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hkpSNp-Zbc

They hung up on me. Hahaha!


27 posted on 11/19/2010 11:16:08 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: FreedomProtector

Take a look:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/findyourreps.xpd?state=NC&district=2


28 posted on 11/19/2010 11:16:40 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BelegStrongbow

An 8-term incumbent couldn’t even win in his own gerrymandered district. That shows you how pissed off the public is.


29 posted on 11/19/2010 11:17:53 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: BelegStrongbow
But the more I saw her speak and act, the clearer it became: she’s the real thing, being a nurse is and should be a strong incentive to being pro-life and conservative and I pray she will stand with her fellow freshmen to hold the party leaders’ feet to these issues

The few speeches I have heard....the first thing which came to mind....’this is not a politician’--a real breath of fresh air....

She should be grounded in her principles well enough so the monstrosity we call ‘DC’ won't corrupt her.

30 posted on 11/19/2010 11:18:51 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: Constitution Day

Ain’t it great, CD? You gotta know Alia is woo-hooing for us. :)


31 posted on 11/19/2010 11:19:08 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: wmileo

“How does a drunken heap of monkey spunk like Etheridge win seven times in a generally Red State like NC? “

Funny you should ask...a number of other inquiring minds would like to know exactly how it is such a red state seems to vote so blue!!

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5937556/ballot_machine_malfunctions_reported.html

We the People need to start double time investigating this before another election cycle rolls by!!


32 posted on 11/19/2010 11:20:02 AM PST by mo
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To: Lazlo in PA

Well, maybe he can get a job with the TSA. He certainly has the right experience for the job.


33 posted on 11/19/2010 11:21:19 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (I *saw* November from my house.)
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To: No Truce With Kings

YERRR OUT!!!!!


34 posted on 11/19/2010 11:26:22 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: FreedomProtector
She should be grounded in her principles well enough so the monstrosity we call ‘DC’ won't corrupt her.

God willing, you will be right. I would be happy if she manages as much as four terms and stays upright. As I suggested above, I think the Washington temptations are monumental, the constant whispering to 'be nuanced and show maturity' so insistent and persuasive that even the most determined folks can lose their bearings over time. Doesn't always happen, but look at Cornyn and Kyl, didn't we use to think they were rock-ribbed and guaranteed for the life of the watch?

35 posted on 11/19/2010 11:26:42 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BelegStrongbow
gerry mandering for NC2 is deplorable.

gerry mandering for NC12 is even a bigger joke:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/findyourreps.xpd?state=NC&district=12

....even the more ‘square’ districts in NC are very carefully gerrymandered. The democrats win 55 to 45 in many districts. The Republicans win 78 to 22 in a few districts. A reasonable estimate -- Republicans will pick up 5 to 8 U.S. house seats when NC house districts are redrawn.

36 posted on 11/19/2010 11:32:48 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: Outlaw Woman
For someone so “dumb and unqualified,” Sarah Palin has played a major role in ending the political careers of a number of Democrats and RINOs.
37 posted on 11/19/2010 11:35:59 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: BelegStrongbow

HA! I can’t believe it was even a close race for Mr. Who are you. Who in the hell votes for people like him, Barney Frank, Rangel, etc.


38 posted on 11/19/2010 11:37:58 AM PST by mojitojoe (In itÂ’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Well done, Renee!!

39 posted on 11/19/2010 11:44:38 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: BelegStrongbow
Good riddance to this drunken bully. After January he can drink himself silly on his taxpayer funded pension.
40 posted on 11/19/2010 11:47:24 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Well,so far Hope & Change SUCKS!!!!!)
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To: AAABEST

Oh, that drunk punk.


41 posted on 11/19/2010 11:55:03 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: mojitojoe
Who in the hell votes for people like him, Barney Frank, Rangel, etc.

The people in the crannies of NC-2 for whom the district was massively gerrymandered. FOlks in Garner and Fayetteville in particular (pull out a map: those towns are about 70 miles apart and not even at the farther ends of this district).

42 posted on 11/19/2010 11:55:46 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Finally we’re winning some of these close ones.


43 posted on 11/19/2010 11:56:46 AM PST by MissesBush (BACK TO YOUR CAVE ALAN GRAYSON!)
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To: FreedomProtector

I can see Dems holding any kind of NC-1 so long as it starts in the northeast corner of the state. They can hold NC-13 in the far west (Shuler is building a dynasty and doing it quite intelligently). Other than that, there’s no reason R’s shouldn’t, as you suggest, sweep the resto of the NC districts if they were decently configured. This is not a Democrat state, necessarily, nor a Republican one. It is decidedly a conservative state with a heavy Democrat heritage. The two used to go together but now play against each other. People are doing their best to struggle through their cognitive dissonance to do the right thing.


44 posted on 11/19/2010 11:59:38 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: AAABEST
omg

don't know why I hadn't seen this before today, but I watched the youtube video just now.

HOW DARE HE is all I can say !!

And he wasn't brought up on assault charges ?? Well, as much as I dislike all the suing going on in this country, I hope those 2 guys take etheridge to the cleaners.

45 posted on 11/19/2010 12:02:11 PM PST by coder2
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To: techno

I loved her Alaska show he other night and her snarky mama grizzley comments.


46 posted on 11/19/2010 12:28:38 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: BelegStrongbow

I am waiting for him to demand a hand recount


47 posted on 11/19/2010 12:29:04 PM PST by NCBraveheart ("oderint dum metuant"........Let them hate, as long as they fear.)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Good news! This guy, Etheridge, is a real scumbag!


48 posted on 11/19/2010 12:32:20 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: BelegStrongbow

This is great news, but Ellmers needs to make herself VERY visible to her constituents for the next two years.

Remember, Etheridge lost in 94 only to get elected again in 96.

She needs to do something to court those voters who went with Etheridge.


49 posted on 11/19/2010 12:38:53 PM PST by careyb
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To: BelegStrongbow

That’s an impressive win. A gerrymandered seat based out of Wake County.


50 posted on 11/19/2010 12:44:47 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Michigan's Supreme Court - Once again, it is best in the country.)
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