Skip to comments.Etheridge can't overcome Ellmers' lead in recount
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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Bye Bye “Who are you” Bob!!
That which is not Constitutional has been sterilized.
Awesome news! Another one bites the dust!
Hey Bob! Who are you? Who are you now?
Me? I’m one happy conservative.
Wave goodbye to the bully everyone . . .
All right, Renee! More Rat trash kicked to the curb...
He’ll have lots of time now for his infamous four martini lunches.
Welcome to Dumpsville, Bob!
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.
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.
Another good looking Republican lady wins.
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!
You bet and he will also get sued by the kid he grabbed. May he get it stuck all the way up his fanny.
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.
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.
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?
The establishment-backed North Carolina Republican Congressional challengers all lost but Renee won because, as Sarah would say, she “fought like a girl.”
Thanks. I almost forgot about their less than glorious past.
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)
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.
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.
He's one of those types who you can tell is a big-time drinker just by looking at him.
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.
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!
An 8-term incumbent couldn’t even win in his own gerrymandered district. That shows you how pissed off the public is.
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.
Ain’t it great, CD? You gotta know Alia is woo-hooing for us. :)
“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!!
We the People need to start double time investigating this before another election cycle rolls by!!
Well, maybe he can get a job with the TSA. He certainly has the right experience for the job.
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?
gerry mandering for NC12 is even a bigger joke:
....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.
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.
Well done, Renee!!
Oh, that drunk punk.
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).
Finally we’re winning some of these close ones.
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.
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.
I loved her Alaska show he other night and her snarky mama grizzley comments.
I am waiting for him to demand a hand recount
Good news! This guy, Etheridge, is a real scumbag!
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.
That’s an impressive win. A gerrymandered seat based out of Wake County.