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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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To: careyb

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.


51 posted on 11/19/2010 12:48:37 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Darren McCarty

See post #28. Wake County is actually only a small part of the district.


52 posted on 11/19/2010 12:49:50 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BelegStrongbow

I am sure she is!! :D


53 posted on 11/19/2010 1:04:54 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

BWAHAHAHA!!!


54 posted on 11/19/2010 1:08:03 PM PST by mykdsmom
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To: Lazlo in PA

Looks like a damn good time to headbutt that dickhead.Drop him like a bad habit.


55 posted on 11/19/2010 1:20:00 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: mykdsmom

That was so much fun I almost called his Washington office too. Maybe later. ;)


56 posted on 11/19/2010 1:27:29 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: BelegStrongbow
^5 Renee...

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.

57 posted on 11/19/2010 1:56:41 PM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: xtinct

Being drunk, arrogant and a screwdriver in Nanzi’s toolbox is no way to go thru life, ‘Who are you’ Bob. :D


58 posted on 11/19/2010 1:59:13 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: FreedomProtector

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.


59 posted on 11/19/2010 2:01:08 PM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: MSF BU

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2630039/posts?page=36#36


60 posted on 11/19/2010 2:09:33 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: FreedomProtector

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?


61 posted on 11/19/2010 2:20:03 PM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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Every vote really does count...twice if your a DUmmie.


62 posted on 11/19/2010 2:22:41 PM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: wmileo

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.


63 posted on 11/19/2010 2:54:37 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: careyb

She’s a RN. obamacare, front and center, repealed. Lower taxes, jobs.


64 posted on 11/19/2010 2:55:42 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: MSF BU

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.


65 posted on 11/19/2010 2:58:13 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: BelegStrongbow
Worm firmly un-termed by pretty pachyderm!

Hah, Hah!

Leni

66 posted on 11/19/2010 3:11:32 PM PST by MinuteGal (FIRE ERIC HOLDER! IMPEACH OBAMA!.....NOW...Before they Destroy the U.S,)
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To: BelegStrongbow

yay, some major ‘Rat scumbags were sent packing!

need to complete the job in 2012!!


67 posted on 11/19/2010 3:36:53 PM PST by Enchante (What if the Olberdork returned to the air - and no one notices.... or cares?)
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To: wmileo
How does he get re-elected. Because the stupid people in this state (I am a native and live here) keep electing the same old pieces of crap time after time after time after time and can't realize their lives are being destroyed by the Democratic party in NC-—until this year. For the first time in over 100 years(let that sink in), I repeat 100 years the Republicans in NC have both the House and Senate. I am hoping that they do not inherit the arrogance of the former leaders in this state. The former governor is under investigation but he's a lawyer being investigated by lawyers so he'll get a pass—bet on it. The current governor is being investigated and hopefully the man that led the NC Senate will be next. The former speaker of the House was convicted and is finishing up his sentence and the former Agriculture secretary was convicted and sentenced. Maybe, just maybe, the Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, Andy Griffith loving sheeple of this state finally have woken and we can close a $3 billion budget gap and make a law that all surplus monies have to be saved or returned to the taxpayers. We had 2, $1 billion surplus budgets that the Democrats in Raleigh decided would go on for ever so they spent the money, not on one time expenditures, but created new, ongoing expenditures that we can't afford now. I have just re-read Codevilla’s American Spectator article and every time I do, I am more and more convinced that he is absolutely 100% on target.
68 posted on 11/19/2010 3:43:06 PM PST by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: cashless
Andy Griffith is a calamity. Every time I see him on those TV commercials promoting OBAMACARE, I want to forget how old he is and kick his teeth in.
69 posted on 11/19/2010 4:02:02 PM PST by wmileo
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To: cashless

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.


70 posted on 11/19/2010 4:18:15 PM PST by Atlantan
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To: BelegStrongbow

Yep, got rid of another Jack A!!!


71 posted on 11/19/2010 4:37:07 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: BelegStrongbow
Thanks for the map. I didn't know that went all the way to Fayetteville or Rocky Mount. Was that to get more black votes? (28%) I don't know much about North Carolina outside driving through and going to Charlotte and Statesville a couple of times. I looked at a quick map and saw it stick into Raleigh. It was an obvious Gerrymander.
72 posted on 11/19/2010 5:12:51 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Michigan's Supreme Court - Once again, it is best in the country.)
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I should add that I’m even more surprised that a Michigan transplant would win in the South. :)


73 posted on 11/19/2010 5:17:43 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Michigan's Supreme Court - Once again, it is best in the country.)
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To: BelegStrongbow

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!


74 posted on 11/19/2010 5:35:08 PM PST by Postman
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To: careyb

You’re referring to David Price. Etheridge first won his seat in 1996 and just lost it, good riddance.


75 posted on 11/20/2010 2:38:52 AM PST by dr_who
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To: Darren McCarty
I should add that I’m even more surprised that a Michigan transplant would win in the South. :)

There aren't as many North Carolinians in North Carolina as you would think.
76 posted on 11/20/2010 5:53:38 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: John S Mosby

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?


77 posted on 11/20/2010 7:53:24 AM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: techno
The #1 mama grizzly Sarah Palin put Ellmers over the top with her late endorsement.

Keep thinking that, but the truth is my numerous donations turned the tide.
78 posted on 11/20/2010 9:15:44 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: November 2010

He kinda looks a bit like Garrison Keillor, from Home Prairie Companion.


79 posted on 11/20/2010 6:08:06 PM PST by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: Darren McCarty

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.


80 posted on 11/21/2010 5:37:22 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Renderofveils

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)


81 posted on 11/21/2010 9:06:10 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: MSF BU

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.


82 posted on 11/21/2010 9:20:36 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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