Here’s the press release from the campaign of Democrat Patsy Keever, who lost a Nov. 6 bid to unseat Republican incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry in the 10th Congressional District, which includes most of Asheville:
Asheville, NC— Last night Patsy Keever thanked her supporters after her loss to Patrick McHenry in North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District race.
“We ran a spirited campaign. I am very proud of the effort so many incredible people put into this race and for the support I received from voters all across the 10th District. Though we ultimately were not successful in winning this seat, we took a stand on the issues important to the citizens of North Carolina. I look forward to whatever comes next for Democrats in the 10th District,” said Keever.
The race was closer than many had expected with Congressman McHenry winning 57%-43%. The 11th Congressional race had a very similar result, a testament to the shrewdness of state Republican redistricting efforts. Keever campaign staff will be thanking supporters and closing campaign offices in Asheville and Gastonia over the next few weeks. Rep. Keever looks forward to spending more time with her husband and grandchildren in the coming weeks.
Rep. Patsy Keever (NC-115) was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District. Keever taught in the public schools for more than 25 years and served on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for 12 years. In 2010, Keever was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives from NC District 115.