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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Helping to co-sponsor the repeals and enactments the Dems cannot allow to pass would be a good start. It will be tough to actually deliver much in the way of particular benefits, however.
What she really needs is for the state reps and sens to sensibly redraw the district lines so they don’t include parts of 10 counties from Vance to Cumberland and Wilson to Chatham.
See post #28. Wake County is actually only a small part of the district.
I am sure she is!! :D
Looks like a damn good time to headbutt that dickhead.Drop him like a bad habit.
That was so much fun I almost called his Washington office too. Maybe later. ;)
Etheridge deserved to go... He forgot he's suppose to kiss the baby not hit it...
among other things like voting yes on obambicare, cap n tax, etc.
Being drunk, arrogant and a screwdriver in Nanzi’s toolbox is no way to go thru life, ‘Who are you’ Bob. :D
You should contribute to the redistricting chat. It’s interesting to see the extent that the GOP can (or will) redistrict North Carolina. I’m hoping that at least a few slugs will leave and be replaced by Americans.
Wow! Is there a chance that draft dodging Dave Price will lose his district? Also, is there any way the Left can block redistricting. How about redistricting the state house and state senate? Is there a possibility on redrawing lines making the current gains permanent?
Every vote really does count...twice if your a DUmmie.
One word- TOBACCO. Until his party decided to destroy the farmers and the product... but still not ban it cause they want the tax money. Dude drank a lot, and you may notice he’s had his nose broken at least once before. All else in his profile, Boy Scouts, church.. you’d think he would have switched parties by now. But not in the leftovers in NC who still vote yellow dog dem. They are learning though. Both houses of the state legislature went Republican- first time in some 150 plus years. Now for the crook governor.
She’s a RN. obamacare, front and center, repealed. Lower taxes, jobs.
Not with the new state legislature. the guv, a big time obama lib might try to veto, but Price could be re-drawn to separate him from his pals in Chapel Hill and Duke, etc— the lib aristocracy. Would have to overcome the “children in college” vote.
yay, some major ‘Rat scumbags were sent packing!
need to complete the job in 2012!!
Thanks for explaining the situation in NC. There was a wave in this last election moving west to east from LA, MS, AL, GA and SC. Only one white Dem rep. was reelected from these states, John Barrow in the Savannah area. The wave stopped in NC.
Yep, got rid of another Jack A!!!
I should add that I’m even more surprised that a Michigan transplant would win in the South. :)
That video where he assaulted a child, essentially, probably made the difference in addition to the beautiful one’s endorsement, of course. Thank G*D for ubiquitous video cameras and You Tube. Bear that in mind, Politicians!
You’re referring to David Price. Etheridge first won his seat in 1996 and just lost it, good riddance.
Watching the redistricting at the state level will be as interesting as the federal level in NC. There is an opportunity for the GOP to team up with black democrats to create a lot more black & GOP seats, leaving the Price-Etheridge types unelectable. I wonder if Mel Watt will survive?
He kinda looks a bit like Garrison Keillor, from Home Prairie Companion.
Darren, the idea was precisely to gather as much urban black vote as possible in what was a semi-rural district. The area is slowly urbanizing (my own county is a throwback, in some regards) but the area remains firmly conservative. Not doctrinaire, but nobody likes Obamacare, or cap and trade or business takeovers (especially). Etheridge used to hedge his bets and sensibly voted about 60% Dem, thus keeping the frog-water tepid. The last two years he turned the heat up full. Everybody noticed. He only got the urban, unionized and government vote.
You can tell exactly how big that fraction is by how close the vote was. When it’s a Federal holiday (which most working people here don’t get), the roads basically empty because all the teachers, bankers and gov’t types get to stay home. He played to that constituency and it wasn’t enough thank God. Now to make the thing at least a little square, cut exorbitant state spending, fire off about 20% of the govt workers and cut taxes. Those by themselves would lock in Pubbie govt around here for a good long time. Now that the folks have tasted toss-the-bums out, they’re not no loath to vote against Dems. That could turn into a habit.
And of the ones who are left, they are for the most part conservatives plenty pissed at their old southern democrat machine supporting leftist crap and obama, and destroying tobacco, textiles and the furniture industry. Done through big labor, EPA, and the investment bankers (running US made furniture makers out of the country, if at all. So you have towns with names like Thomasville, Lexington with no plants. And the High Point furniture mart selling crap made in Indonesia,china, and Vietnam- a bloody shame)
Check my reply #81 this thread, to which I’ll add, possibly Mel Watt would go. The problem in NC is that the number one employer in NC is either the State of NC or the federal govt.(like EPA HQ in Research Triangle Park) or quasi-govt. jobs supporting federal policy— as in pharmaceuticals/regulation compliance. When I travel there I am struck by the number of REAL North Carolinians who have been shoved aside by the demoncrat machine. The change in the legislature is however tectonic. They have had enough, and obama put the nail in the coffin. Now for perdue the hen chicken and her pals. But is HAS to be conservative, not RINO or on the tit of the federal govt. Get these cabinet makers and farmers real earning jobs and businesses, support small business. And also get rid of Kay Hagen, whose uncle was FL’s Lawton “walkin asshole” Chiles.