Just got this in the (e)mail:
DFA endorsements have always been driven by our members on the ground across the country -- that's what makes Democracy for America the country's only people-powered PAC. But the North Carolina All-Star endorsement is different because it's chosen entirely by DFA members in North Carolina.
All the votes have been cast and I'm honored to announce DFA's North Carolina All-Star -- Debra McHenry.
Apparently I'm on a Wake County theme today, but I promise I'll pay more attention to the other 99 in weeks to come. This is a big one, folks. Skip Stam is a blight on the General Assembly, and the longer he stays there the more infected our tree of democracy will get.
Ed Ridpath (and his precious family) busted their butts twice to unseat Stam, and their tireless work in District 37 was nothing short of groundbreaking. And even though I can't help but feel that we failed to hold up our end of the deal, directing only a trickle of 2008 contributions to their worthy effort, you'd never be able to sense that failure from the Ridpath family's indomitable spirit.
What great things we could achieve if we'd only recognize greatness when it shakes our hand.
Let's not make that mistake again. You can help Debra continue the fight against Stam's regressive approach to governing. If you don't want to sacrifice for the folks in the 37th, then do it for everybody in the State.
BlueNC is dedicated to making North Carolina a more progressive and prosperous state. If your intention is to disrupt this effort, please find somewhere else to express your opinions.