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  • NC Senate Race: Blue-Bowles contest looms (Edwards' Senate seat up for grabs)

    09/09/2003 6:06:02 AM PDT · by jern · 23 replies · 267+ views
    News & Observer ^ | Sept. 9th, 2003 | ROB CHRISTENSEN
    Tuesday, September 9, 2003 7:08AM EDT Blue-Bowles contest looms Edwards' Senate seat up for grabs By ROB CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer With Sen. John Edwards not seeking re-election, North Carolina's Senate Democratic primary next year could, in the immortal words of Yankee great Yogi Berra, be deja vu all over again. Two big-name Democrats, who battled for 11 months during last year's Senate race -- former state House Speaker Dan Blue of Raleigh and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles of Charlotte -- are considering a rematch No other major Democratic names have surfaced as potential candidates for the...
  • Sen. John Edwards is expected to announce he will not run for Re-Election

    09/03/2003 8:25:54 AM PDT · by Pubbie · 96 replies · 698+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2003 | Peter Savodnik
    North Carolina. Democratic Sen. John Edwards is expected to announce within two weeks that he will not run for re-election to the Senate so that he can focus on his struggling White House bid. Last week, former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt (D), a key Edwards supporter, predicted Edwards would drop out of the Senate race when he officially declares his candidacy for president Sept. 16, in his hometown of Robbins, N.C. Several Democrats may run if Edwards opts not to seek a second Senate term. They include former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, who lost to GOP...
  • Republican Richard Burr has raised $3.4 million for Senate campaign (John Edwards seat)

    07/16/2003 5:31:22 AM PDT · by jern · 8 replies · 242+ views
    News & Observer ^ | July 16, 2003 | Rob Christensen
    Wednesday, July 16, 2003 12:00AM EDT UNDER THE DOME -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Burr's coffers filling By ROB CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer While the Democrats are uncertain about who will run for the Senate next year, Republican Richard Burr is building up a fat Senate campaign fund. Burr, a five-term congressman from Winston-Salem, has amassed $3.4 million for next year's race for the Senate seat held by Democrat John Edwards. The amount is one of the largest collected by a North Carolina Senate candidate in recent years. Republican Sen. Lauch Faircloth had only $712,181 in his campaign fund during a comparable period before his...
  • Edwards pressed for word on status of Senate run

    07/07/2003 11:16:11 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 3 replies · 171+ views ^ | 7/5/03 | John Wagner
    WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH -- Warren Gentry was among the dozens of beach- goers who greeted U.S. Sen. John Edwards warmly here Friday and wished him well on his White House bid. But after the North Carolina Democrat and his entourage had moved down the strand on his annual beach walk, Gentry, a film producer from Raleigh, said he hoped Edwards would soon decide what to do about his Senate seat, which is also on the ballot in 2004. "That's a very important thing for him to do," said Gentry, who voted for Edwards in 1998. "That could be the downside, if...
  • Burr bid receives a boost (North Carolina)

    06/26/2003 1:04:27 PM PDT · by Bob Buchholz · 7 replies · 269+ views
    News Observer ^ | Daniel Thigpen
    Burr bid receives a boost As Democrats wait to see whether U.S. Sen. John Edwards will seek his Senate seat in addition to his run for the White House, Republican Richard Burr's Senate campaign is gaining steam. In fact, two fund-raisers who helped Democrat Erskine Bowles in last year's Senate race have now agreed to aid Burr's campaign. On Monday, James Hance, Bank of America's chief financial officer, co-hosted a fund-raiser for Burr's campaign. And this weekend, R.V. Owens, a restaurant owner on the Outer Banks, will host one as well. While the two influential figures are joining forces with...
  • N.C. Democrats wait for Edwards to pick race

    06/23/2003 10:44:26 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 208+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 6/23/03 | Jim Norrell
    Today Charlotte banker Jim Hance co-hosts an uptown fund-raiser for Republican Richard Burr's U.S. Senate campaign. On Saturday, Outer Banks restaurateur R.V. Owens hosts another in Nags Head. For Burr, the two men are prize catches. For Democrats, they could be costly defections. Both raised money for last year's Democratic Senate nominee, Erskine Bowles. And both represent what some Democrats say is the risk in U.S. Sen. John Edwards' decision to keep his re-election options open even as he mounts an aggressive campaign for president. Edwards is walking a high-stakes tightrope between a presidential run still trying to get traction...
  • Congressman [Richard Burr, R-NC 5] eyes seat in U.S. Senate

    06/04/2003 8:49:20 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 22 replies · 297+ views
    Rocky Mount Telegram [Rocky Mount, NC] ^ | June 3, 2003 | Ned B. Hunter
    Congressman eyes seat in U.S. SenateBy NED B. HUNTER, Rocky Mount Telegram U.S. Rep. Richard Burr officially has filed as a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Burr, R-5th District, filed a statement of candidacy for the Senate on March 3 with the Secretary of the Senate in the Office of Public Information in the Senate, which forwarded the filing to the Federal Elections Commission the same day. "I have done everything short of making a formal announcement," Burr told a Telegram reporter on Tuesday. "I have even closed my House (campaign finance) account." Raymond Davis, a campaign specialist in the...
  • Democrats look past Edwards

    04/27/2003 10:38:29 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 256+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | 4/27/03 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH -- The "Edwards for President" signs and bumper stickers were a dead giveaway. Not only did Sen. John Edwards bypass the biggest hometown political gathering of the year to campaign Saturday in the early primary state of New Hampshire. But his aides distributed literature touting his presidential efforts, not his re-election campaign. In some ways, the 400 North Carolina Democrats who gathered for the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day fund-raising dinner seemed to begin moving beyond Edwards. The buzz in the hallways and ballrooms of the North Raleigh Hilton was more focused on Democratic Gov. Mike Easley's re-election chances and which...
  • Senate hopefuls fear GOP head start Democrats' plans hinge on Edwards

    04/17/2003 10:57:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 6 replies · 217+ views
    The News and Observer ^ | 4/16/03 | Rob Christensen
    Pressure is beginning to grow on John Edwards to decide whether he plans to seek re-election to the U.S. Senate next year, as North Carolina Democrats fret that further delays could hamper efforts to hold the Senate seat. Two of the potential Democratic Senate candidates, former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and former state House Speaker Dan Blue, say they cannot afford to wait until the Feb. 27 candidate filing deadline before mounting a campaign for Edwards' seat. Bowles said he ideally would like to launch a Senate campaign next month or, at the latest, by October. He...
  • John Edwards to Keep Senate Options Open

    04/03/2003 10:44:56 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 204+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 4/3/03 | Scott Mooneyham
    RALEIGH, N.C. - John Edwards' presidential aspirations are competing with the equally pressing task of shoring up his political support back home. The Democratic senator from North Carolina has not ruled out running for a second term in 2004 if his White House bid falters. While state law allows him to seek both offices, not even Edwards' confidants expect him to take that path. Recent polls have shown that more North Carolina voters disapprove than approve of Edwards' presidential run. A statewide poll also showed President Bush handily defeating Edwards in a hypothetical general election matchup. Edwards has responded by...
  • 5th District [NC - Burr] race heating up early

    02/14/2003 2:12:10 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 15 replies · 398+ views (The Winston-Salem Journal) ^ | Wed, February 12, 2003 | David Rice
    5th District race heating up earlyGOP candidates are lining up for a shot at Burr's congressional seat For most voters, the names of Republicans considering running for the 5th Congressional District seat are familiar ones: Gray, Brunstetter, Robinson, Snyder, maybe even Hege. But after U.S. Rep. Richard Burr's announcement Monday that he won't run for re-election and will move toward a run for the U.S. Senate, what's striking is how many Republicans are sizing up the 2004 congressional race. They are setting the stage for a very competitive primary in a very Republican 5th District. "There are lots of people...
  • Burr looking hard at Senate race

    02/11/2003 8:40:40 AM PST · by JohnnyZ · 32 replies · 192+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | 02/11/03 | ROB CHRISTENSEN
    Burr looking hard at Senate race The four-term congressman says the White House is encouraging him to run for John Edwards' seat By ROB CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer WINSTON-SALEM -- Republican Rep. Richard Burr said Monday that he is likely to challenge Democratic Sen. John Edwards next year, a move encouraged by the White House that has implications for the 2004 presidential race. Burr said he would not seek a fifth term to the U.S. House and was establishing an exploratory committee for a Senate bid. Although he did not formally enter the Senate race, Burr made it clear that barring...
  • White House thwarts Republican Jim Snyder's plans to run for US Senate (Prefer Richard Burr)

    12/18/2002 7:18:37 AM PST · by jern · 38 replies · 258+ views
    News & Observer ^ | December 18, 2002 | ROB CHRISTENSEN,
    Snyder remains untapped By ROB CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer For Republican Jim Snyder, the White House's decision to back U.S. Rep. Richard Burr for the U.S. Senate in 2004 looks like a case of deja vu. When he sought the Republican nomination for the Senate in September, Snyder, a Lexington lawyer, found himself running against not only Elizabeth Dole but the full power of the Bush administration and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Snyder finished a distant second to Dole with 14 percent of the vote. He's now exploring a second possible Senate bid in 2004. But he may once again...