As a voter, I am terribly dismayed by the huge amount of money coming from corporate interests to many campaigns across the country. Super PACs and corporate money are damaging our democracy and making it very difficult for voters to know truth from lies. We should not continue to allow this kind of money to […]
Rep. Patrick McHenry opposes Wall Street reform. He exploits his position as chair of a House subcommittee to castigate the Washington financial police charged with enforcing that law for failure to consider the costs and benefits of implementing rules. He’s succeeding. More than half the rules required from the 2010 Wall Street law remain unwritten, […]
I want to congratulate Patsy Keever on winning the Democratic nomination for Congress, but it is hard to know what to say. If I say “Congratulations on your win,” that won’t work because she will say, “It isn’t my win; it’s the people’s win.” If I say, “You ran a great campaign,” she will say, […]
Ken Fortenberry, Republican and 10th Congressional District candidate, answers a few questions. (The Lincoln County resident was the first candidate to respond to the Mountain Xpress questionnaire this election season).
Rutherfordon resident Timothy Murphy, Democrat, responds to questions for the 10th Congressional District candidates.
I am a resident of North Carolina’s 10th District and will be a new Medicare recipient in May of 2012. That makes me very supportive of the Medicare guarantee. Without it, I’m not sure that I’d be able to afford health care. I am not a wealthy individual; therefore, I need all the help I […]
I don't know about you, but the politics of mudslinging and campaign rhetoric turn my stomach. I support efforts to reform “politics as usual” and would not choose to vote for a candidate who could not respect, or knowingly maligns, his or her opponent in public speaking, campaign materials or media outreach and coverage. Thus, […]
Take a tour of the controversial proposed dividing line between North Carolina’s 10th and 11th Congressional Districts with Xpress reporters Jake Frankel and David Forbes. The proposed line would divide Asheville, placing most of the city in the 10th District (currently represented by Republican Patrick McHenry of Hickory), while leaving some portions in Democrat Heath Shuler’s 11th District.