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  • North Carolina SBOE Unofficial Results

    11/07/2006 7:47:38 PM PST · by BubbaHeel · 4 replies · 528+ views
    If you go to the North Carolina State Board of Elections website, and if you click on about a gazillion links, you finally come to this page of "Unoffical" results: Raleigh News & Observer US House results are here: Charlotte Observer US House results are here:
  • Sex talk dominates N.C. election debate (Vernon Robinson/Brad Miller) [NC-13]

    10/17/2006 8:07:39 PM PDT · by jern · 55 replies · 1,622+ views
    By MIKE BAKER, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 39 minutes ago U.S. Rep. Brad Miller (news, bio, voting record) chuckled through most of the first debate with his Republican challenger, who led a tense and often awkward discussion about sex-related issues Tuesday. Vernon Robinson, who has run a series of brash advertisements about the two-term Democratic congressman, charged that Miller wants to import homosexuals to the United States and supported scientific studies that would pay teenage girls to watch pornography. "Those are San Francisco values, not North Carolina values," said Robinson, repeating a common theme of his campaign. A bemused Miller...
  • New Vernon Robinson Ad

    10/14/2006 8:21:45 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 802+ views ^ | Vernon Robinson
    Watch the Ad Everyone is Talking About...then help me put more ads on the air!   Help me put more ads on the air! PAID FOR BY ROBINSON FOR CONGRESS | 3948 Browning Place | Suite 347 | Raleigh, NC 27609 | (336) 499-4370 | DISCLAIMER | CONTACT VERNON
  • Longworth's Encounter With Brad Miller

    10/10/2006 11:18:11 AM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 5 replies · 557+ views
    YES! Weekly ^ | October 4, 2006 | Jim Longworth
    ... And so I decided to pick up the phone, dial Brad's private cell number and try to make peace so that he and I, the media and the voters, could all move on to more important things. My telephone encounter with him didn't go so well. I placed the call on Sept. 28 at approximately 12:50 p.m. Brad was outside the House chambers readying for a roll-call vote. I began cordially. JL: "Congressman, this is Jim Longworth… I want you to know that I have nothing against you personally, and there's no sense in this feud escalating." My intent...
  • SBI asked to review voting allegations

    10/10/2006 4:11:55 AM PDT · by CommCtr · 235+ views
    The Raleigh News and Observer ^ | October 10, 2006 | Andrea Weigl
    RALEIGH - Wake District Attorney Colon Willoughby said Monday he has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into allegations that the husband of a state Supreme Court candidate began voting in North Carolina before his felony probation in Georgia ended. State Board of Elections officials asked Willoughby to investigate the voting record of Connie Mack Berry Jr., the husband of Rachel Lea Hunter. Hunter, a Durham lawyer who lives in Cary, is running for the state Supreme Court against sitting justice Mark Martin. If Berry voted or registered to vote before his probation ended, he could face a...
  • The greatest campaign attack ad of all time.(Vernon Robinson)

    09/27/2006 8:26:16 PM PDT · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 181 replies · 4,770+ views
    Robinson for Congress ^ | 9/27/06 | rb ver 2.0
    Quotes from Vernon Robinson's newest Campaign ad: "Brad Miller even spent your tax dollars to pay teenage girls to watch pornographic movies with probes connected to their genitalia." "Brad Miller spent your money to study the masturbation habits of old men." "Brad Miller spent your tax dollars to study the sex habits of Vietnamese prostitutes in San Francisco" "Brad Miller spent your tax dollars to study something called the bisexual, trangendered and two spirited Aluetian Eskimos"
  • NC Supreme Court candidate's campaign manager is a convicted felon

    09/22/2006 5:37:08 AM PDT · by CommCtr · 11 replies · 396+ views
    The Raleigh News and Observer ^ | 09/22/2006 | J. Andrew Curliss and Andrea Weigl
    Spouse's role limited Connie Mack Berry Jr., the husband of state Supreme Court candidate Rachel Lea Hunter, can do many things to help his wife's campaign: put up yard signs, hand out campaign literature, extol her virtues on blogs. But he cannot vote for her. Berry, 67, was convicted in Georgia years ago of swindling customers of his jewelry business, according to news reports in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Beverly Hill-Miller New Vernon Roblinson Radio Ad

    08/19/2006 4:22:48 PM PDT · by ClaireSolt · 28 replies · 819+ views
    Robinson for congress ^ | 8/20/06 | Vernon Robinson
    Robinson's amusing mariachi ad is now followed by amusing Beverly Hill-Miller. He is asking for money to run it.
  • Vernon Robinson: My New Conservative Hero

    07/18/2006 12:36:29 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 1,219+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Jul 12, 2006 | Sher Zieve
    Vernon Robinson: My New Conservative Hero By Sher Zieve Jul 12, 2006 I don't live in North Carolina but, if I did I'd campaign for Vernon Robinson. Running for the House of Representatives, Robinson is engaged in a campaign that firmly attacks the country's liberals and leftists in a most remarkable way. Robinson tells the unvarnished truth about them with great humor and some of the best sarcasm from a politician that I've ever heard. Robinson's truth has even recently been reported to have made a number of liberal "journalists" heads explode. No, THAT'S something I would have paid to...
  • Vernon Robinson AD ~ Finally a Candidate I agree with COMPLETELY (Vanity)

    07/11/2006 10:39:14 AM PDT · by Danae · 45 replies · 1,060+ views ^ | Vernon Robinson
    I LOVE this AD!
  • Rachel Lea Hunter: Madame Loony Tunes

    06/20/2006 12:27:11 PM PDT · by CommCtr · 10 replies · 9,822+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | June 19, 2006 | The Charlotte Observer
    Madame Loony TunesEven Democrats, Republicans agree on this candidate A candidate for N.C. Supreme Court justice who promotes herself as Madame Justice deserves a nickname in her campaign, all right, but not the one lawyer Rachel Lea Hunter wants. Ms. Hunter, a Democrat, has never been a judge, but she wants voters to oust Associate Justice Mark Martin, a Republican, and elect her. She wanted the State Board of Elections to put her on the Nov. 7 ballot as "Madame Justice." No way, the board said. She should try Madame Loony Tunes.
  • DFU SONG: Mrs. Robinson (meet Vernon Robinson, GREAT candidate with great video in North Carolina)

    06/17/2006 2:26:55 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 45 replies · 1,214+ views
    DFU SONGS | 6-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland MIDI - MRS. ROBINSON North Carolina has a man who's running for a seat School choice and lower taxes are his views His opponent is a leftist whom we must defeat He likes guns, so get aboard and spread the news And here's to you, Vernon Robinson...we all love you more than you can know Whoa, whoa, whoa God bless you please, Vernon Robinson...for your campaign we are gonna pray Hey, hey, hey...hey, hey, hey We've learned a little bit about you as we read your file A man with values that good people share All the leftist airhead...
  • The Most Gutsy Campaign Ad I've Ever Seen

    06/17/2006 7:10:52 AM PDT · by no dems · 92 replies · 3,496+ views
    I hope I'm doing this right. I've only posted one other vanity on this website before. But, I just had to share this with my Freeper brothers and sisters. Check out this TV ad by Vernon Robinson, who is a black Conservative running for Congress in North Carolina. Oh my, if only all Conservatives had this much intestinal fortitude. You can view the ad here:
  • N.C. court candidate draws ire of both Republicans and Democrats

    06/14/2006 4:57:08 AM PDT · by CommCtr · 15 replies · 702+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 14, 2006 | Mike Baker
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The leaders of the state's Democratic and Republican parties have asked voters not to cast ballots for state Supreme Court candidate Rachel Lea Hunter, whose fiery rhetoric in recent weeks has included comparing the actions of a black congressional candidate to that of a slave. "She's unstable and unqualified, and the thought of her serving on the highest court in North Carolina is scary," state Republican party chairman Ferrell Blount said Tuesday. Blount's comments came after Hunter, a former Republican running as a Democrat, used the title "Dur Fuhrer" -- commonly associated with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler...
  • Rachel Lea Hunter Brings Democrats and Republicans Together

    06/13/2006 12:42:23 PM PDT · by CommCtr · 33 replies · 1,404+ views
    North Carolina Republican Party ^ | June 13, 2006 | North Carolina Republican Party
    (RALEIGH) – Today, in yet another in a series of nonsensical email rants, candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Rachel Lea Hunter has compared Democrat State Party Chairman Jerry Meek to Adolph Hitler.
  • Candidate for high court puts Robinson at a loss for words

    06/08/2006 7:11:21 AM PDT · by CommCtr · 20 replies · 540+ views
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | June 7, 2006 | Scott Sexton
    Candidate for high court puts Robinson at a loss for wordsBy Scott Sexton JOURNAL COLUMNIST Thursday, June 8, 2006 Other than the good folks at the League of Women Voters and trial lawyers, who really knows anything about candidates for the N.C. Supreme Court? The answer, sadly, is not many of us. There is one candidate who is out to change all that - but not in a good way. The campaign antics of one Rachel Lea Hunter, a lawyer from Cary, are changing the perception of staid, nonconfrontational judicial races. She is running against Associate Justice Mark Martin for...
  • NC Democratic Party Chair Repudiates Rachel Lea Hunter's Racist Comments

    06/07/2006 6:05:05 AM PDT · by CommCtr · 36 replies · 1,482+ views
    North Carolina Democratic Party ^ | June 6, 2006 | North Carolina Democratic Party
    "I am announcing today that I will recommend that the State Democratic Party leadership withhold any endorsement in the Supreme Court seat that Rachel Lea Hunter is seeking. Today’s incident was one of many that have shown that Rachel Lea Hunter lacks the judgment and temperament necessary for a Supreme Court Justice."- Jerry Meek, NC Democratic Party Chairman
  • NC Supreme Court candidate attacks US Congress candidate Vernon Robinson

    06/06/2006 7:01:40 AM PDT · by CommCtr · 26 replies · 1,295+ views
    Rachel Lea Hunter campaign website ^ | 06/06/2006 | Rachel Lea Hunter
    Progressive liberal makes racially charged attack on Vernon Robinson, candidate for US Congress in North Carolina's 13th district.
  • PFAW calls black GOP nominee for Congress a "bigot" & calls on RNC to repudiate his ads

    05/03/2006 8:20:18 PM PDT · by conservativegadfly1 · 76 replies · 1,729+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | May 3, 2006 | PFAW President Ralph Neas
    PFAW Voters Alliance Calls on RNC to Repudiate Hate-Fueled Congressional Campaign; Statement of PFAW Voters Alliance President 5/3/2006 4:24:00 PM WASHINGTON, May 3 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is a statement by People For the American Way Voters Alliance President Ralph G. Neas, on North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Vernon Robinson: "There is no room in mainstream politics for Vernon Robinson's bigotry and scapegoating. The Republican National Committee should immediately repudiate his tactics, demand that he pull his current radio ad ( ), and withhold all forms of support and urge Republicans to do the same. "It may be...
  • GOP style cited as sticking point(Vernon Robinson too "extreme")

    04/28/2006 9:16:39 AM PDT · by John Geyer · 28 replies · 537+ views
    Vernon Robinson, the provocative former Winston-Salem city councilman who is an outspoken critic of illegal immigration, is once again an issue in Tuesday's Republican primary for the 13th Congressional District seat.Robinson is drawing criticism from his two primary opponents, who say his reliance on hotbutton issues and his slashing style are likely to hurt Republican efforts to take the House seat held by Democrat Brad Miller of Raleigh.The district runs from Raleigh, up along the Virginia border, and back down into Greensboro.John Ross Hendrix, a graphic artist from Cary, and Charlie Sutherland, a Rockingham County soap manufacturer, say Robinson's brand...
  • Vernon Robinson Joins Minutemen Civil Defense Corps“Secure America’s Borders Now”Petition Drive

    04/24/2006 10:11:06 PM PDT · by John Geyer · 1 replies · 339+ views
    (Raleigh, NC) April 21, 2006-13th District Congressional Candidate Vernon Robinson will join the “Secure America’s Borders Now” petition drive hosted by Minutemen Civil Defense Corps at the office of Senator Elizabeth Dole in Raleigh at 6:00pm. The tour will stop at state offices of United States Senators to deliver the petition copy which is now in circulation. The petition communicates the message for a secure America on behalf of concerned citizens. Tony Dolz, a naturalized American citizen from Cuba, is leading the tour across the nation meeting with other Minutemen and supporters gathering petition signatures to deliver to Washington. On...
  • Robinson's "Twilight Zone" ad smacked by Keith Olbermann...two years too late.

    03/10/2006 10:34:44 PM PST · by ConservativeGadfly · 25 replies · 863+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 10, 2006 | Keith Olberman
    On Keith Olbermann's Countdown tonight, out of the blue he bashes 13th NC Congressional District Vernon Robinson's ad entitled "Twilight Zone".....except that the ad in question ran in Robinson's last race for Congress in 2004. Not quite sure what has prompted Keith's interest in the ad..... The blurb that Keith ran can be found here: The clip linked above doesn't show the end of the segment when Olbermann bets five dollars that the ad is a spoof and probably never ran. In fact, the ad ran in a heavy, heavy media buy in North Carolina in 2004.
  • Vernon Robinson changes election district at last minute

    03/01/2006 3:17:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1,615+ views
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | March 1, 2006 | Bertrand M. Gutierrez, James Romoser and Danielle Deaver
    Vernon Robinson's quest to become a congressman took an unusual turn yesterday as the filing deadline for local, state and congressional elections expired. Robinson dropped his plan to challenge seven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, a Democrat and the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, in the 12th Congressional District and instead switched his filing to run in the 13th District, which is represented by Brad Miller, a Democrat.
  • Vernon Robinson of North Carolina to run for Congress again!

    02/16/2006 10:19:27 AM PST · by Wyoming Cowboy · 29 replies · 606+ views
    Robinson for Congress ^ | Feb. 15, 2006 | Vernon Robinson
    The Honorable Vernon Robinson Winston-Salem City Councilman (R-NC) (1997-2005) Former Business Professor USAF Missile Combat Crew Commander & Intelligence Officer (1977-1990) Dear Concerned Citizen of the Republic, I came very close to winning a seat in Congress in 2004 thanks to the support of thousands of party leaders, activists and average citizens like you. As you may recall, I came in first place in a crowded seven candidate Republican primary field but narrowly lost the runoff to a State Senator. Obviously, financial support was critical to my strong showing in the race, but I can't tell you how important...
  • NC GOP re-elects chair, ending fears of clash

    05/23/2005 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 15 replies · 473+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | May 22, 2005 | Mark Johnson, Raleigh Bureau
    GOP re-elects chair, ending fears of clash Delegates' overwhelming vote for Ferrell Blount repels challenge from conservative MARK JOHNSON Raleigh Bureau ASHEVILLE - N.C. Republicans weren't so divided after all. Delegates to the GOP's state convention overwhelmingly re-elected Pitt County farmer Ferrell Blount to a second term as chairman Saturday. The vote repelled a challenge from Vernon Robinson, a blunt-spoken conservative city councilman from Winston-Salem and self-described "black Jesse Helms." Blount was winning by a 3-to-1 margin midway through the roll-call vote when Robinson interrupted and asked to elect Blount by acclamation. The delegates obliged. Linda Daves of Mecklenburg...
  • Emancipating children

    04/07/2005 12:58:14 PM PDT · by The Great Yazoo · 4 replies · 414+ views ^ | April 7, 2005 | Marvin Olasky
    Rep. Trent Franks, 47, works out of his office in the Longworth Building just south of the Capitol, where a bust of Lincoln and a small statuette titled "Jesus With Children" are on display. From that small office is coming legislation that could free thousands and then millions of children from bondage to public schools harmful to their educational health. Franks, a second-term congressman from Arizona, pushed through his state legislature in 1997 the Arizona Scholarship Tax Credit Bill. That law allows Arizona taxpayers to receive up to a $500 dollar-for-dollar state income tax credit when they make private, voluntary...
  • Vernon Robinson Concedes Defeat in N.C. Primary

    08/17/2004 6:59:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies · 2,849+ views
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | August 17, 2004
    With 73% of precincts counted, Virginia Foxx polling 58% of the vote with strong rural support.
  • Robinson is losing so Far in NC 5th

    08/17/2004 4:53:11 PM PDT · by Amish · 49 replies · 1,256+ views
    Lots of mis-steps in his campaign, it's a shame...totals at this point are: The contest data below was updated on 8/17/2004 7:50:12 PM. Name on Ballot Party Statewide Ballot Count Percent of Total Ballots Virginia Foxx REP 4,197 63% Vernon L. Robinson REP 2,441 37%
  • Foxx beats Robinson in 5th Congressional Runoff (NC)...Breaking

    08/17/2004 6:25:17 PM PDT · by thepackn83 · 38 replies · 1,517+ views ^ | 8-17-04 | self
    Foxx wins Fifth District Run-off.
  • Inside Politics: "He came here to kill you."(Great Ad)

    08/17/2004 1:31:08 PM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 57 replies · 2,942+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/18/04 | Jennifer Harper
    Vern's reality check A Pakistani man charged with immigration violations after being arrested while videotaping Charlotte, N.C., skyscrapers is showcased in a new TV campaign spot for a North Carolina Republican. Vernon Robinson, a Winston-Salem City Council member running for the 5th District House seat in a primary today, offers a message that includes Kamran Akhtar — arrested July 20. Mr. Akhtar also had videotaped buildings in Dallas, Houston and Las Vegas, the Associated Press reported yesterday. Mr. Robinson's ad shows a picture of Mr. Akhtar with the following advisory: "This is Pakistani terrorist Kamran Akhtar. He got arrested videotaping...
  • North Carolina FReeper ALERT(Vernon Robinson)

    08/16/2004 6:49:01 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 32 replies · 475+ views
    Free Republic Member | Mon. Aug. 16th | Conservative Firster
    Tomorrow (Tues. Aug. 17th) is the runoff primary between Vernon Robinson and Virginia Foxx. I do not live in NC, So I hope all FReepers in the 5th Congressional District will turnout with all their friends and family and vote!! Vernon Robinson Tomorrow!! Randy Graf on September 7th. Start the sweeps!!!

    08/16/2004 8:50:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeGadfly · 27 replies · 3,074+ views
    National Rifle Assocication ^ | August 16, 2004 | NRA, Grass Roots North Carolina
    NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION 11250 WAPLES MILL ROAD FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA 22030-7400 ______________________________________________________________________________FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For More Information: August 16 , 2002 (703) 267-3820 Vote for Vernon Robinson ¨C the NRA PVF Endorsed Candidate FAIRFAX, VA -- In recent radio spots, mailings and on her website, Virginia Foxx incorrectly states she is the National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed candidate in North CarolinaˇŻs 5th District Congressional race. The truth is the NRA PVF has endorsed Vernon Robinson for the 5th District. Robinson, the son of a Tuskegee Airman and nurse, graduated from the U.S....
  • Vernon Robinson Under Attack In N.C. Runoff

    08/13/2004 8:19:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies · 2,106+ views
    The Charlotte News & Observer ^ | August 13, 2004 | Bob Christenson
    Robinson's aggressiveness divides, becomes issue
  • Vernon Robinson Fans Attack The Duke Law Conservative(John Plecnik Vs. Freeper Nation)

    08/12/2004 9:09:38 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 8 replies · 306+ views ^ | Aug 12, 2004 | John Plecnik
    College Republican and conservative columnist John T. Plecnik was amused by the immediate and harsh response to his latest piece, “Vernon Robinson: Bad for Bush and Wrong for North Carolina.” The piece currently commands two of the top ten Google hits for the search term, “Vernon Robinson.” One of the two hits is a posting on the Free Republic forums.“Love it or hate it, people are reading my work,” said Plecnik. “I guess that the truth hurts.” On Free Republic, over thirty posts attacked Plecnik for criticizing Robinson. Several posters admitted to being out-of-state; hailing from Ohio and California....
  • Congressman Walter Jones endorses Vernon Robinson for runoff in Fifth District Congressional Seat

    08/10/2004 10:08:30 AM PDT · by thepackn83 · 16 replies · 503+ views ^ | August 10, 2004 | Walter Jones for Congress Committee
    Greenville, NC-Congressman Walter B. Jones (R) of North Carolina's 3rd District endorsed Winston-Salem City Councilman Vernon Robinson in his bid to succeed Congressman Richard Burr as the next Republican Congressman from the 5th District.
  • Vernon Robinson: Bad for Bush and Wrong for North Carolina

    08/09/2004 11:19:43 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 35 replies · 1,300+ views
    With U.S. Rep. Richard Burr retiring from the House to run for U.S. Senate, the conservative 5th district of North Carolina sports an open seat. Political legacies, millionaire businessmen, and incumbent politicians all declared their intention to run for the Republican nomination. The race quickly became one of the most contested in the nation. Many candidates distinguished themselves. Businessmen Jay Helvey and Nathan Tabor both drew considerable attention and are likely to seek high office again. However, most pundits narrowed the field to three likely contenders. For some time, the campaigns of businessman Ed Broyhill (son of former U.S. Sen....
  • Virginia Foxxx 1994 Christian Coalition response shows support for abortion rights and gay adoption

    08/09/2004 7:42:41 PM PDT · by Huber · 9 replies · 510+ views
    This is an interesting revelation. Foxx has claimed to have consistently maintained conservative positions. One wonders whether she will show consistency with her past or explain why she has different core principles now that she is running for congress in the conservative NC5 district.
  • Vernon Robinson: A man of integrity: Mychal Massie details congressional race

    08/02/2004 11:54:44 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 842+ views ^ | Tuesday, August 3, 2004 | Mychal Massie
    There's a race afoot in the 5th Congressional District of North Carolina, and it isn't to see who makes the U.S. Olympic track and field squad. It's to see who goes to Washington – conservative Republican Vernon Robinson or American Civil Liberties Union liberal Republican Virginia Foxx. For the sake of North Carolina – and the tradition of the no-nonsense, protect your children and community, let the police do their jobs and we have a right to put the Ten Commandments where we want former Representative Jesse Helms – I hope Robinson wins. There are three key areas that would...
  • No Nationalists on Kemp’s “Shining Hill”

    08/02/2004 1:19:38 PM PDT · by philosofy123 · 115 replies · 1,515+ views
    The American Conservative | August 2, 2004 | Pat Buchanan
    “A struggle is underway for the soul of the Republican Party between a minority of protectionist xenophobes and those who are pro-trade and pro-immigration.” Thus does Jack Kemp begin a column in which he jettisons the black conservative running for Congress in North Carolina whom he earlier endorsed. Kemp accuses Vernon Robinson of “running a very negative and aggressive anti-immigration campaign ... contrary to the core values of the party of Lincoln.” Jack is right about that struggle for the soul of the party. But why is it necessary to demonize disagreement? Webster’s defines xenophobia as “fear and hatred of...
  • Fifth U.S. Congressional Republican Primary Headed For Runoff (Vernon Robinson vs. Virginia Foxx)

    07/29/2004 9:17:27 AM PDT · by thepackn83 · 29 replies · 1,027+ views ^ | July 29, 2004 | Associated Press
    Foxx calls for runoff in 5th District. Runoff election is August 17.
  • Virginia Foxx Discusses Conservative Beliefs

    11/20/2003 3:23:07 PM PST · by Kuksool · 22 replies · 3,401+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | November 20, 2003 | Jimmy Moore
    BANNER ELK, NC (Talon News) -- Last month, Talon News reported on the candidacy of Vernon Robinson, a conservative black Republican running for the 5th Congressional District seat in North Carolina in 2004. In continuing coverage, Talon News recently spoke with candidate Virginia Foxx in an exclusive interview. In a positive, calm manner, Foxx says she realizes criticisms levied against her from other candidates vying for the congressional seat are all a part of the "dirty process" of running for political office. "This is one of the most painful things about politics," Foxx told Talon News. "However, I believe that...
  • Black Conservative Tops North Carolina Primary

    07/26/2004 1:22:28 PM PDT · by Amish · 44 replies · 1,362+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jul 26, 2004 | John Gizzi
    Black Conservative Tops North Carolina Primary by John Gizzi Posted Jul 26, 2004 Vernon Robinson, a black conservative graduate of the Air Force Academy who serves as a Winston-Salem alderman, was top vote-getter in the first round of the Republican primary in North Carolina's 5th Congressional District. Robinson, who pulled 24%, now faces an August 17 runoff with State Sen. Virginia Foxx, who pulled 21%. Robinson was the most conservative candidate in the field. Robinson has said he is proud his voting record has infuriated "government bureaucrats and the tax-and-spend junkies who create their jobs," and has characterized his agenda...

    07/24/2004 7:37:21 AM PDT · by pearlz · 36 replies · 1,025+ views ^ | July 24, 2004 | Robert Novak
    One of the year's biggest political surprises came in Tuesday's North Carolina Republican primary, when black City Councilman Vernon Robinson of Winston-Salem finished first in the primary for a heavily Republican district's congressional seat. "Jesse Helms is Back. This Time, He's Black" was the title of a critical editorial in the Winston-Salem Journal, but Robinson has used it as his slogan. One of his radio ads called on African Americans to "stay in school, speak English and get a job." Another ad attacked illegal immigrants, contending "they commit crimes but won't commit to learn our language." Robinson will run against...
  • Robinson, Foxx to compete in runoff for Burr's seat

    07/21/2004 2:42:56 PM PDT · by Amish · 15 replies · 570+ views
    Winston Salem Journal ^ | Wednesday, July 21, 2004 | PAUL NOWELL
    Robinson, Foxx to compete in runoff for Burr's seat By PAUL NOWELL Associated Press Writer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - After months of vicious personal attacks and all-out politicking, Republican voters in the 5th Congressional District can expect four more weeks of the same, as Vernon Robinson and Virginia Foxx advanced to an Aug. 17 runoff from an eight-person field. With all precincts reporting unofficial results early Wednesday, Foxx, a state senator, and Robinson, a conservative black activist led the crowded field. Robinson had 13,466 votes, or 23 percent and Foxx with 13,055, or 22 percent. Ed Broyhill, scion of the Broyhill...
  • First NC VOtes.....

    07/20/2004 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Amish · 116 replies · 2,014+ views
    5th District Broyhill 240 Robinson 183 Helvey 119 Foxx 115 Governor Vinroot 1539 Ballantine 1201 Cobey 1110
  • No Nationalists on Jack Kemp's "Shining Hill," Says Patrick J. Buchanan

    07/19/2004 8:11:10 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 21 replies · 850+ views ^ | 07-19-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    No nationalists on Jack's 'shining hill' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 19, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Creators Syndicate, Inc. "A struggle is underway for the soul of the Republican Party, between a minority of protectionist xenophobes and those who are pro-trade and pro-immigration." Thus does Jack Kemp begin a column in which he jettisons the black conservative running for Congress in North Carolina whom he earlier endorsed. Kemp accuses Vernon Robinson of "running a very negative and aggressive anti-immigration campaign ... contrary to the core values of the party of Lincoln." Jack is right about that struggle for the soul...
  • Finally, a Political Ad that Addresses the Issues (Robinson for Congress)

    07/13/2004 5:55:32 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 29 replies · 872+ views ^ | 7/13/04 | Robinson's Campaign
    Islamic Terrorism, Berg's Executioners, Illegal Immigration, Jesse Jackson's mug shot....All in one television commercial.
  • Kemp switches endorsement over immigration

    06/25/2004 3:40:11 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 157 replies · 372+ views
    UPI ^ | 6-25-04
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 25 (UPI) -- A North Carolina Republican congressional candidate's anti-immigration stance has cost him the backing of former U.S. Housing Secretary Jack Kemp. Kemp, who is known for his efforts to persuade minorities to join the GOP, had been supporting Winston-Salem City Councilman Vernon Robinson's bid to become the first black Republican in the U.S. House from the South since Reconstruction. He ended that support, the Winston-Salem Journal reported Friday, because Robinson has been "running as a Pat Buchanan Republican" on the immigration issue. Buchanan is considered by many to be the leader of the anti-immigrant wing...
  • More blacks run as Republicans in South

    06/14/2004 11:04:36 AM PDT · by kattracks · 70 replies · 843+ views
    AP | 6/14/04 | DICK PETTYS
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Herman Cain is a well-to-do black businessman with a strong belief that the Democratic Party that blacks embraced during the civil rights struggle has swung too far to the left. That is why he is running for the U.S. Senate this year as a Republican. More black Republicans are running for office in Georgia this year than ever before, and black candidates in other Southern states are also finding that declaring for the GOP is more accepted than it was just a few years ago. It is a small shift that Republican activists say could pay big...
  • Powell-Former NC Comm. of Motor Vehicles condemns Sup. Ct ruling allowing Mexican trucks on US hwys.

    06/09/2004 3:47:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeGramps · 2 replies · 246+ views
    Powell for Congress Suite 200 Park West •4400 Silas Creek Parkway• Winston-Salem, NC 27104 (336) 768-0035 e-mail - For Immediate Release June 9, 2004 Contact: Ed Powell (336) 768-0035 (O), (336) 722-9909 (H), or (336) 655-6269(Cell) Former North Carolina Commissioner of Motor Vehicles Edward L. Powell, Republican candidate for the Fifth Congressional District, today strongly condemned the recent Supreme Court decision that allows Mexican trucks to use the highways of the United States. Powell said, “This is another direct result of the disastrous North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has already virtually destroyed our textile and furniture...