Thursday, May 04, 2006

Larry Kissell Wins!

This is a great victory for the people who live in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District. As a matter of fact, I hope November will bring a great victory for all North Carolinians when Larry wins in the general election. I woke up election day ready to work at the polls. I knew it would be an easy win for Larry, but it's hard to see an election day go by without doing something to help a candidate.

Larry won easily over John Autry and Mark Ortiz. Tim Dunn was still on the ballot and received votes, but not enough to keep Larry from getting over 50% of the votes cast. There is a lot of excitement for Larry's candidacy and it grows every day. I have met some amazing people who are involved in Charlotte and I hear that there are amazing volunteers working for the campaign in each county.

Here is the coverage from
The Charlotte Observer. Here are a couple of short pieces I posted at BlueNC...One (with Larry's message included)....Two. There is even a call out from Ed Cone, a blogger in Greensboro, for Larry to start his own blog. He does a great job as you can see from his diary on DailyKos. Don't just read what Larry wrote. Read the comments people posted. He is getting support from Democrats all over the country. I was sad to see that we received absolutely no attention from The Washington Post, but they haven't displayed a strong knowledge of NC politics, so it might be for the best that they have decided to refrain from writing about the race. Hayes already has enough stenographers at The Charlotte Observer. He doesn't need anymore in the pool.

I'm very happy for Larry and I know the campaign has hit the ground running. This poll from
Public Policy (PDF) may show Larry well ahead of Hayes, but I don't get the impression that Larry will let that go to his head.

There's still a lot of work to do and a lot of money to raise. If you feel so inclined, please consider making a donation using the ActBlue link to the right bottom on this page or going to
Larry Kissell's web site and using the ActBlue link there.

Personal Note: I am not very timely with this post. Some of you may have seen part of it at My family is very busy doing our best to pack, paint, plant and clean so that we can put our house on the market. Our beautiful wooded acreage is calling us and it's time to make a decision on the house plan and build the home where I plan to live the rest of my life. I miss writing multiple posts each day. I hope you will bear with me while I prioritize this family project over the next few weeks. It has been a long time in the making, so with this final push I hope to make it a reality for my beautiful tree-hugging daughters, my husband and our goofy dog, Lizzy.


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