Posted by Thunder Pig on July 22, 2008
The Hendersonville Times-News is reporting that the Henderson County GOP is distancing themselves from congressional candidate Carl Mumpower:
Danos provided no other details for the decision, though he had said that party officials were increasingly frustrated in recent weeks with Mumpower’s positions, including his support for impeaching President Bush over border security, his opposition to the domestic surveillance bill and his threat to suspend his campaign if mountain counties did not endorse his “Principles First” campaign.
For the most part, I believe Mumpower is hitting the nail on the head.
What I think is hard on regional Republicans is that Mumpower is an involved candidate. Congressman Taylor was not involved in his campaigns, and was a very hard person to get in contact with (I never was able to speak to him in person during the 2006 Campaign, and spoke to Heath Shuler several times, even though I am a Republican).
Republicans in the NC-11 District have forgotten what it is like to have a candidate that is not controlled by handlers and gate keepers.
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Posted by Thunder Pig on June 29, 2008
Citizens in western North Carolina came together yesterday and protested the Mexican Consulate issuing Identification to 400 or so Mexicans yesterday in Hendersonville, North Carolina:
Among the groups participating were The Action Club, ALIPAC, NC Listen, and congressional candidate Carl Mumpower. The videographer was Richard Bernier who has a public access show called Sound Off Buncombe on URTV. The show airs on Charter Cable channel 20 in Buncombe and Madison counties.
**update** I forgot to add Paul Purdue to the list. He is a candidate for NC House District #115.
Posted in ALIPAC, Conservative Counter Protest, Henderson County, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, NC Listen, north carolina, Sound Off Buncombe, The Action Club, URTV | 3 Comments »
Posted by Thunder Pig on June 28, 2008
The protest I wrote about yesterday is previewed in the following video shot by Richard Bernier of URTV‘s Sound Off Buncombe:
He hopes to have full hour up by Sunday Night on Google Video, and it will be airing on URTV in Buncombe and Madison Counties on Charter Cable Channel 20.
Posted in ALIPAC, Carl Mumpower, Conservative Counter Protest, Henderson County, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, NC Listen, NC-11, Ron Woodard, Sound Off Buncombe, URTV | 1 Comment »
Posted by Thunder Pig on March 8, 2008
This just in from Henderson County:
“With 142 Republican voters, party leaders, and activists casting ballots, this straw poll was by far the biggest (50% plus more) in WNC so far this primary season” according to HCRP Chairman Robert Danos.**
“Performing strong with this large a sampling of area Republicans is certainly a strong gauge of candidates’ support and organization.”
The results were as follows:
Who is your choice as of today for the Republican 11th District Congressional nomination in 2008?
Who is your choice as of today for the Republican Gubernatorial nomination in 2008?
Who should be the pick for the Vice Presidential slot on the Republican ticket in 2008?
Richard Burr 43
Mike Huckabee 22
Condaleeza Rice 12
Mark Sanford 11
Mitt Romney 10
All Others Less Than 10 votes
**Compared to # of voters in straw polls in Buncombe (85 votes) and McDowell (87 votes) which had been the largest such events in the 11th District up until now. Same day events in Catawba (only 63 voters) and Transylvania did not do a straw poll. No other WNC counties have held straw polls.
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Posted by Thunder Pig on February 13, 2008
I received this yesterday, and am just now getting around to it:
Henderson County GOP
Feb 11, 2008
Today is Lincoln’s Birthday and as such the Henderson County Republican Party is pleased to announce that we will be holding our Lincoln Lunch at noon on Saturday, March 8th at Apple Valley Middle School following our County Convention.
United States Senator Richard Burr will be our keynote speaker and we are also expecting to see and hear from many of our candidates for Congress, the Governor’s Mansion, and several local and judicial races.
Honest Abe will be making an appearance too so kids will find this event fun as well…
The lunch will be catered by Baby Back Joe’s which always makes for a great meal!
Tickets are $15 for one or $25 for two and all proceeds go to the HCRP’s “Victory 2008” Get Out The Vote campaign.
We strongly urge you to buy tickets in advance by emailing us at email@example.com or calling 693-6040. There is certainly a chance that we’ll still have tickets available the day of the event, but please don’t wait till then!
For more details please visit the Events page at http://www.hendersoncountygop.com
Google Map to Apple Valley Middle School
Henderson County GOP Website
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