Legislative Breakfast featuring invited keynote speakers
Congressman David Price and State Senator Josh Stein
The Orange County Democratic Party, in partnership with the Orange County Democratic Women, presents the Orange County Democratic Party’s Annual Legislative Breakfast. In this critical rebuilding year, please join Orange County Democrats as they meet, greet, and hear from our local candidates and prepare for Election 2014. This will surely be a rallying event for area progressives as we set out sights on re-electing Senator Kay Hagan and making gains in the North Carolina General Assembly. More information will be released, including candidate appearances, as we approach the date.
Saturday morning (Feb. 9th) the Harold Ellen Harnett County Democratic Men's Club hosted their annual Groundhog breakfast. David Price who now represents a portion of Harnett County was the keynote speaker and Bob Etheridge was master of ceremonies. Each spoke about the future of the Democratic Party and the dangers of the GOP in Raleigh and Washington.
The potential for a Democratic primary in May between two old political allies is already fraying a friendship that reaches back decades. Miller has begun questioning whether Price is too cozy with corporations, and the Price camp has leaked a poll raising doubts about Miller's support.
As some of you know, I live in the 4th district. My representative is David Price. Due to the new redistricting map drawn up by the GOTEA, Rep. Brad Miller may be forced to run against Rep. Price in 2012. This article talks about how Brad Miller has been a champion of liberal causes and it makes me wonder who I would vote for if it came down to these two fine reps running against each other.
Voting against extending tax breaks to multimillionaires is easy to explain, as Representative Louise Slaughter does below in exactly 118 words. On the other hand, justifying a vote for "the deal" takes more than 2000. Just to say it, I can see that going along with Republicans is anything but a lose-lose strategy. It's destroying the Democrat's political base, and it's destroying the U.S. economy. The House of Representatives didn't just blink in the face of this Republican shakedown, it totally caved.
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