“North Carolinians continue to be closely divided on Kay Hagan,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “But she’ll get a break if she can run against the leadership of an extremely unpopular GOP legislature.”
Raleigh, N.C.— The unpopularity of the North Carolina General Assembly may be starting to take a toll on the Republican Party’s chances of ousting freshman Sen. Kay Hagan next fall. Last month, she led eight Republicans tested against her by margins of only four to nine points. In this month’s poll, that has shot up an average of six points.
Submitted by KatyMunger on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 6:34pm
Virginia Foxx suffered a serious Marie Antoinette moment and was caught by Washington's insider The Hill and busted for it. Apparently, she doesn't like anyone but the anointed riding her elevator with her. From The Hill:
"The lawmaker, who was recently elected to a House GOP leadership post, asked for whom the pair worked. Then she turned to the female staffer, who had no clue she was on board what was soon to be the elevator ride of doom. Foxx said to the staffer, “This is a ‘members-only’ elevator; can you read?” She then demanded the staffer’s name before the elevator stopped after going just one more floor up. “Get out here,” Foxx supposedly commanded.
Submitted by lswhitaker on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 11:28am
From Elisabeth Motsinger:
This evening, we will know who the voters of the 5th District of North Carolina have selected as your congresswoman for the next two years. You, my supporters, have been so generous with your time, your money, and your encouragement over the last year. You have inspired me--and even more importantly--the campaign's core staff and volunteers--to keep going when the going got rough, when we faced attack mailers from the incumbent, and a smear campaign from a disgruntled blogger.
Rep. Foxx, who was first elected to Congress in 2004, represents the calcification of the political process and is therefore an impediment to reasoned political compromise, Motsinger has proved that she is willing to work with those with differing views.
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Submitted by lswhitaker on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 9:56am
(Winston-Salem) Elisabeth Motsinger has called on her Congressional opponent to explain why she co-sponsored a bill that would gut welfare work requirements, while simultaneously criticizing President Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services for welfare reforms that she mistakenly claims would do the same thing.
Virginia Foxx co-sponsored HR 118, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act, which would allow states to combine moneys from state-federal employment and training funds into a single fund. According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the nonpartisan analysis arm of Congress, the bill would nullify federal eligibility requirements for those programs, including the work requirement.
“I am confused why Mrs. Foxx puts forth a bill that directly contradicts her criticisms of the president,” Motsinger said. “Citizens back here in the district have the right to an explanation.” Motsinger is running to unseat Foxx in North Carolina’s 5th District.
Submitted by lswhitaker on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 11:09pm
Elisabeth Motsinger has challenged Virginia Foxx to a series of debates prior to the Nov. 6 election. Motsinger has accepted invitations from Wake Forest University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Appalachian State University, Salem College, and Kids Voting USA at Sparta Elementary School. Up to five additional debates are expected to be confirmed soon. Motsinger and Foxx are opponents for U.S. Congress from the 5th District.
Submitted by lswhitaker on Sat, 08/18/2012 - 10:59pm
Elisabeth Motsinger responded to the latest Gallup Poll showing public approval of Congress is tied at an all-time low, saying, “This is a good illustration of why I will win in November.” Motsinger is challenging Virginia Foxx for North Carolina’s 5th district seat in Congress.
“Clearly, it is time for a change,” Motsinger said. “My opponent does not support policies that serve her constituents. Her votes do not reflect our North Carolina values.”
A poll was released Tuesday showing Congress currently has an approval rating of only 10 percent, tying the record-low score set in February of this year. Based on telephone interviews conducted August 9-12, the score is the lowest in the 38 years that Gallup has measured public approval of Congress. (The Gallup Poll is available at http://www.gallup.com/poll/156662/Congress-Approval-Ties-Time-Low.aspx)
Submitted by lswhitaker on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 9:46pm
Whether he's riding his 2005 Honda motorcycle or driving whatever car is available in the family, John Motsinger, Jr. -- youngest son of Elisabeth Motsinger, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress -- is logging miles for his mom this summer. And the campaign trail does not end for the college senior until after the November election. John Jr. is taking the semester off from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to devote all his time and attention to his mother's campaign.
"Our country is at a crossroads politically," John Jr. says. "If I am not putting everything I have into the political arena right now, I am hurting myself in the long run."
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