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  • Bob Etheridge To Lead North Carolina Office Of Economic Recovery And Investment

    02/09/2011 1:05:01 PM PST · by loveliberty2 · 9 replies
    Gov Monitor ^ | February 1, 2011 | NC Governor's Office
    Governor Bev Perdue today announced that Bob Etheridge, former U.S. Representative from North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, will take office today as the director of the Office of Economic Recovery and Investment. Etheridge replaces Dempsey Benton, who stepped down after leading the office for more than a year and half. “As former congressman, Bob Etheridge knows how important it is to continue to create jobs and provide important services across the state,” Perdue said. “It is vitally important to continue to manage North Carolina Recovery funds responsibly and provide oversight as projects unfold, with an eye on the state’s best...
  • Etheridge concedes defeat in congressional race

    11/19/2010 6:46:48 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 15 replies
    WRAL ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2010 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight Second District race. "What's done is done," Etheridge said Friday afternoon in conceding defeat. The seven-term Democrat picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election. The State Board of Elections still must audit the results and will meet next Tuesday to certify the results of all elections statewide. Etheridge touted his accomplishments during a brief news...
  • Etheridge can't overcome Ellmers' lead in recount

    11/19/2010 10:58:41 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 16 replies Raleigh, NC ^ | 11/18/10 | Bruce Mildwurf
    Raleigh, N.C. — 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. The State Board of Elections still must audit the results and will meet next Tuesday to certify the results of all elections statewide. 2010 North Carolina General Election Results Etheridge requested a recount after Ellmers led him by less than...
  • Freedom Radio, Sunday, 11/7, 8 PM, ET: Allen West, Renee Ellmers, Joyce Kaufman

    11/07/2010 1:49:09 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 11 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | November 7, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Renee Ellmers of North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District, Congressman-elect Allen West of Florida's 22nd Congressional District, and WFTL talk-radio host Joyce Kaufman join us on Freedom Radio tonight, 8 to10 PM Eastern time. Our call-in number is 646 478 5613.
  • An Education in Washington Politics [Carter Wrenn on the Ellmers-Etheridge race and recount]

    11/05/2010 1:01:23 PM PDT · by Constitution Day · 23 replies
    An Education in Washington Politics Election night, after the ten counties in her district reported their votes, Renee Ellmers led incumbent Congressman Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an ‘automatic recount’ if he trails by more than 1% – or 1,888 votes.) Then the afternoon after the election – out of a clear blue sky – the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported Mrs. Ellmers’ lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. The explanation, when it came to light, was as old as time:...
  • Revealed? The ‘Kids’ Behind Rep. Etheridge’s Infamous Assault Vid

    11/04/2010 5:53:12 PM PDT · by FTJM · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | November 4, 2010 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    As of Monday, the number one political video on YouTube was Rep. Bob Etheridge’s (D-NC) infamous June assault of a college-aged kid who asked about Obamacare. The video shows Etheridge grabbing the young street interrogator by the wrist and neck* and demanding the boy reveal who he worked for: For months, no one has come forward to answer that question. Not surprisingly, Democrats labeled the video and ambush a Republican “operation.” And while rumors swirled that Republicans were at least in the know, they never fessed up. Until now — kind of. In a story in Thursday’s New York Times...
  • NC4: Etheridge-D will call for recount in congressional race

    11/04/2010 7:58:11 AM PDT · by disraeligears · 76 replies
    Raleigh, N.C. — Seven-term Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge on Wednesday said he will call for a recount in his re-election bid, where he trails Republican challenger Renee Ellmers by about 1,600 votes. Ellmers claimed victory late Tuesday, and The Associated Press also declared her the winner in the tight Second District race.
  • Ellmers claims victory; Etheridge wants votes counted

    11/03/2010 11:03:33 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 24 replies
    WRAL ^ | Nov. 3, 2010
    Raleigh, N.C. — Seven-term Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge appeared late Tuesday to lose his re-election bid, becoming the lone casualty among North Carolina's congressional delegation in a pivotal election nationwide. The Associated Press declared Republican challenger Renee Ellmers the victor in the Second District race shortly before midnight. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Ellmers had about a 2,100-vote lead over Etheridge. Etheridge, however, wasn't ready to concede defeat. "I’ve been in close elections before, and we will follow the established process to ensure the integrity of the outcome. We will make sure every vote is counted and every voice...
  • Civitas Poll: Ellmers Leads Etheridge Heading into Final Weekend [NC-02]

    10/28/2010 9:49:32 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 20 replies
    NC Civitas ^ | October 27, 2010 | Katie Trout
    Raleigh, N.C. – Democratic incumbent Congressman Bob Etheridge’s electoral future appears to be in jeopardy as he trails Republican challenger Renee Ellmers by 5 percentage points with less than one week until the election. According to the poll of 400 registered voters in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, Ellmers leads Etheridge 46 percent to 41 percent. Libertarian candidate Tom Rose garners 6 percent of the vote while 7 percent of voters are undecided. Among voters who say they are definitely voting this year, Ellmers’ lead grows to 49 percent to 40 percent. “Bob Etheridge is in the political fight of...
  • Congressional Fists of Fury

    10/18/2010 2:42:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2010 | Stella Paul
    Duck! Your congressman may be swinging for your jaw -- all because you dared to disturb His Majesty by asking a question. The Democrats can't tout their achievements because they don't have any. So instead, an increasing number of Democratic politicians are trying to reach voters -- with the business end of their fists. Here's a quick tour of the Democrats' greatest hits...and punches, grabs, and strangulations. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) got the ball rolling in June, when a student approached him on a Washington street and asked if he supported the Obama agenda. The seven-term congressman responded with the...
  • Someone Put These Signs by Every Bob Etheridge Campaign Site in Chatham County LOL

    10/01/2010 7:46:01 PM PDT · by RandysRight · 27 replies
    Randy's Right ^ | Today | Randy's Right
    You'll have to go to link to see since I can't post photo's. I took this today coming through Chapel Hill and another in Siler City
  • Another Etheridge encounter

    06/18/2010 5:47:57 PM PDT · by Justaham · 9 replies · 395+ views ^ | 6-18-10 | Ben Smith
    A story surfaces in the local press: [Then high school senior Brandon] Leslie said he introduced himself to Etheridge and asked him about his stance on a particular education program. He said Etheridge didn't answer his question, so he pressed him two more times. "And that's when he grabbed me by the shoulders, he shook me, and I'll never forget it, he said, 'Son, you need to learn to respect your elders,'" he said by phone on Wednesday. "I was just so taken aback, I think my jaw just dropped, and he walked off." Leslie said he was angrier about...
  • The (Alvin) Greene Party

    06/18/2010 4:58:28 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies · 708+ views ^ | June 18, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    Politics: The Democratic Senate candidate from South Carolina is not a GOP dirty trick but an appropriate representative of a party detached from reality. An incoherent and off-the-wall empty suit, he is a perfect fit. Late Thursday night, the South Carolina Democratic Party's Executive Committee rejected a protest of the June 8 primary for U.S. Senate, in which Alvin Greene, who has a felony arrest for showing porn to college girls, defeated Vic Rawl, a former state representative and judge. Greene has been declared the party's legitimate nominee, much to the chagrin of MSNBC's Chris Matthews, whose leg no longer...
  • Former Resident Recalls Run-In With Etheridge

    06/18/2010 8:15:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies · 816+ views
    The Pilot ^ | 6/17/2010 | John Krahnert III
    A video of Rep. Bob Etheridge physically confronting a college student in Washington brought back unpleasant memories for one former Moore County resident. Brandon Leslie, who moved away seven years ago and is now an attorney in Oxford, Miss., said he had an encounter with the now seven-term Democratic congressman from Lillington almost 14 years ago. In the fall of 1996, when Leslie was a senior at Pinecrest High School, he said he met Etheridge at a Pinecrest football game. Etheridge - then the state superintendent of public instruction - was challenging incumbent Republican David Funderburk for his congressional seat....
  • Etheridge Trails After Video Ambush (NC)

    06/17/2010 2:47:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies · 798+ views
    Political Wire ^ | June 17, 2010
    After Rep. Bob Etheridge (D) was seen in a video confrontation earlier this week, a new Civitas Institute poll shows challenger Renee Ellmers (R) with a slight edge in their race for Congress, 39% to 38%.
  • NRCC seizes on Etheridge video

    06/17/2010 10:45:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies · 489+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/16/2010 | Alex Isenstadt
    Seizing on an opening that they hope could put into play what had been a safe seat for Democrats, House GOP campaign officials are in talks with North Carolina Republican Renee Ellmers, two days after video footage of seven-term Rep. Bobby Etheridge (D) roughly handling a questioner became public. The National Republican Congressional Committee is expected to introduce Ellmers into its “Young Guns” program as a ‘Contender’ as early as next week and the committee is already providing Ellmers with strategic advice, according to a GOP source familiar with the talks. Ellmers campaign manager Al Lytton said the campaign had...
  • Iowahawk: Enter the Dragon (Congressman Bob Etheridge!)

    06/16/2010 12:09:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 1,045+ views
    Iowahawk | June 16, 2010 | David Burge
    It's the middle of the day on a deserted Washington street. You're on your way to a reelection fund raising brunch. Suddenly a gang of crazed camera-wielding teabaggers jump out from the alley and lunge at you with their razor-sharp switchblade questions!Continued
  • When Is It OK To Give A Congressman A Good Old-Fashioned Beating?

    06/16/2010 10:02:30 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 36 replies · 1,027+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 16, 2010 | Matthew Vadum
    If you dare to ask a Democratic congressman if he fully supports president Obama’s radical leftist agenda, you should expect to get roughed up by him, and the whole violent episode to be carefully ignored by our beloved mainstream media. That’s the lesson America learned this week. This was a case of “a couple of students who have the unmitigated gall to ask a congressman a question! ” Glenn Beck remarked sarcastically on his TV show. (transcript here) Frankly, I’m amazed that the young filmmakers who were so violently assaulted by Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) earlier this week, didn’t sock...
  • Police arrest civil rights leaders after school board takeover (RAT THUG Etheridge's territory)

    06/15/2010 9:41:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 660+ views
    News Observer ^ | 6/15/10 | Thomas Goldsmith and T. Keung Hui
    Police arrest civil rights leaders after school board takeoverBy Thomas Goldsmith and T. Keung Hui - Staff writers RALEIGH -- Police arrested four civil rights protesters, including state NAACP head Rev. William Barber and author Tim Tyson, after they refused to leave tonight's Wake County school board meeting. The arrests started about an hour-and-a-half after the biracial group disrupted the meeting, speaking and singing to empty seats when the board recessed, then taking over the elective body's own seats. In addition to Barber and Tyson, author of the personal civil rights history "Blood Done Sign My Name," police arrested civil...
  • Moneybomb for Renee Ellmers (R)- NC 2nd District for Congress vs Bob Etheridge the Thug

    06/15/2010 9:31:53 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 16 replies · 665+ views
    Renee Ellmers for Congress ^ | June 15, 2010 | steelers6
    Renee Ellmers Renee Ellmers was born in Ironwood in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; when she was a child her family moved to Madison Heights, near Detroit, where her father took a job in the auto industry. He worked with General Motors until he retired. After graduating from Madison High School, needing to work her way through college, Renee trained as a Medical Assistant. For the next eight years, working full and part-time jobs, she attended Oakland University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. A year later, working as a Surgical Intensive Care Nurse at Beaumont Hospital she met...