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Archive for September 20th, 2007

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West Carolina Report For Sept 20

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 20, 2007

I have updated the news content for West Carolina Report for today, including links to local bloggers and national and international news.

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Congressman Shuler Keeping Pro-Life Promise

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 20, 2007

RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, N.C.-11th, who ran for office as a pro-life Democrat last year, has fulfilled his campaign promises on those issues, according to a national lobbying group that concentrates on social and family concerns.

Focus on the Family Action, a lobbying group separated from the more familiar Focus on the Family advocacy organization founded by Christian leader James Dobson, said Shuler has been reliably pro-life since entering office last year, although his opportunities to demonstrate that have been relatively few. Focus on the Family Action officials said three other House Democrats who ran on anti-abortion platforms — Reps. Joe Donnelly and Brad Ellsworth of Indiana, and Rep. Charlie Wilson of Ohio — have also kept their promises.

“Based on their voting records in the 110th [Congress] so far, we’ve got four freshmen lawmakers in the House who have voted consistently pro-life,” said Ashley Horne, federal policy analyst for Focus on the Family Action.

Shuler defeated longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor in November 2006, as Democrats regained majority power in both the House and Senate for the first time in 12 years.

Source: Carolina Journal Online

If the congressman continues to vote conservatively on social issues, it will be hard to unseat him this time around, and he might be our Congressman for quite a while.

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