Submitted by Travis Crayton on Tue, 10/31/2006 - 2:24pm
Following bchriste80's mention of a call to the Hayes camp, I myself got sick of the lie-filled mailers when I checked my mail today to find yet another mailer alleging that Larry Kissell is running a negative campaign. So, I called the number found on Hayes' congressional website only to get redirected to the number found on his campaign website. After that was settled, I started with the mailer from today (as recalled to the best of my memory of the last thirty minutes):
Me: So, regarding today's flier, it says that Mr. Kissell was fined by the FEC, but what for exactly?
Staffer: For filing his campaign finances late.
Me: Is that something that I, as a voter, need to be concerned with?
Staffer: Ever since this campaign started, Mr. Kissell has had one responsibility and that was to file his finances on time.
Excuse, me but I thought that it was the duty of the candidate to inform the voters on their stances and why they deserve to be elected or re-elected. Apparently the Hayes camp doesn't get that since on Mr. Hayes' website, there are no positions on any issues to be found. This is in amazing contrast to Larry's website, which has plenty of positions on the issues.
Submitted by working for change on Tue, 10/31/2006 - 12:38pm
As we get closer and closer to November 7th, the question I have been hearing from Democrats working on the Kissell campaign is What Would the Republicans Do?
This question is asked, of course, in regard to Robin Hayes latest smear running in the form of a television campaign ad. In this ad, Hayes claims that Larry Kissell was fined for running a negative campaign.
Now, anyone who has a television in the 8th district and who actually watches that television during the evening news has seen the ads run by both the Hayes and Kissell campaigns. These 8th district television watchers know without prompting that the only candidate for the 8th district Congressional seat who is running a negative campaign is Robin Hayes.
Submitted by stormbear on Tue, 10/31/2006 - 12:37pm
I bumped this because it seems like just the kind of negative press Virginia Foxx deserves ONE week before the election. Write an LTE if you live in the area. Get this on the front pages. "What is Virginia Foxx hiding?" - RP Meet Roger Sharpe
In a move that can only be classified as classic ass-hattery, Virginia Foxx is REFUSING to debate Democratic opponent Roger Sharpe unless reporters are BANNED from the taping.
A coded message was received, 10/28 Weaverville, BYOB, theme “Out of this World”. We knew the drill, we must find a disguise, Aliens had landed.
It was just another autumnal day, later in the season the higher we climbed. The wind was blowing, stripping the trees, exposing bare branches. The color left was still spectacular, vivid yellow touched with orange to deep red.
O-No! has been all a'twitter lately prognosticating the possibilities of Senator Dull calling it quits. The Raleigh edition had this story last week, and the Charlotte edition weighs in today, with Mr. Tim Funk doing the honors. The stories are virtually identical, which makes it hard to understand why O-No! paid to have it written twice.
But it's a good story all the same, because it asks the senior Senator to answer a very important question: why doesn't she care about North Carolina? Naturally, her first instinct when confronted with that question is to lie:
I asked Dole if she thought N.C. voters would be OK with her spending so much of her time this year jetting around the country on behalf of GOP Senate candidates.
"I've certainly not heard people objecting to it ... I think they understand that it's important to keep the (Republican) majority if we want to continue to see the policies that have benefited folks and families -- like tax relief," she said. "In addition, I think people understand that being in the (Senate GOP) leadership means that you've had an opportunity to discuss issues that are important to North Carolina."
Submitted by Robert P. on Mon, 10/30/2006 - 2:03pm
I will have to make this short, but there is a bit of good news tucked away in "The Hill" today. The Republicans have sent out an internal memo, also sent to lobbyists, which tells you whose side they are on, that said the following:
In an e-mail to congressional officials, NRCC PAC Director Jenny Sheffield states, “…it’s crucial at this point to send in some late money to some [of] our campaigns. The funds our candidates receive now will allow them to increase their TV buys and will make the difference on Nov. 7.
“I have attached our Final Push list for those Members and candidates most in need of support right now. If your boss has not maxed out to those on the attached list, please ask him or her to consider sending a check from a leadership PAC and/or reelection account … IMMEDIATELY!”
Who was NOT on the list is the most interesting thing.
Submitted by gregflynn on Mon, 10/30/2006 - 10:43am
If you went to church in Wake County this Sunday you might have encountered a voter guide produced by Called2Action, the evangelical Christian political group which misspells the names of two Democratic candidates for State House: Vernon Malone is listed as "Vernon Walker" and Ty Harrell is listed as "Tt Garrekk" Update: see Called2Update below
While Called2Action claims to be non-partisan, the guide parallels the all-Republican endorsements of Called2Action’s political action committee, Called2Elect PAC. Called2Action lobbies for specific issues that narrowly define Republicans as good guys and Democrats as godless and the boundaries between Called2Action, Called2Elect PAC and churches are very blurry.
According to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Virginia Foxx (R) received a D for her lack of support for active military and veterans. Her voting record shows great lapses in judgement with her votes against...
Submitted by stormbear on Mon, 10/30/2006 - 9:37am
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Over 100 American soliders were slaughtered this month so far in Bush’s illegal war. With resources strained in Iraq and recruitment numbers at all time lows, you know someone has to be thinking about the draft.
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