Hendersonv­ille Republican announces run for Congress

Spence Campbell, chairman of the Henderson County Republican Party, has announced he plans to vie for the 11th District Congressional seat currently held by freshman Democrat Heath Shuler of Waynesville. Campbell, 63, is the second local Republican to announce, along with Asheville City Council member Carl Mumpower, whom Campbell expressed admiration for in a brief […]

A Rove by any other name

Whatever could bring Karl Rove to an auditorium at West Henderson High School? The White House senior advisor and deputy chief of staff won thunderous applause and standing ovations with a short appearance at the April 28 convention off the 11th District Republican Party. The GOP’s district party chairman David Sawyer told the crowd that […]

Taylor’s CAFTA problem

If there was one vote this year that you wouldn’t expect Rep. Charles Taylor to miss, it was the one that came along late in the day on July 27. After months of intense wrangling by the White House, the House of Representatives finally voted on — and passed — the Central America Free Trade […]