This post features responses to the Xpress questionnaire from candidates vying to represent the 11th Congressional District, which includes most of Western North Carolina and sections of western and northern Buncombe County. Republican Mark Meadows (pictured left) is competing with Democrat Hayden Rogers for the seat in the U.S. Congress.
Walt Gary (left) of the Thermo Fisher Scientific explains to 11th District candidate Hayden Rogers how the plant tracks parts and waste to keep costs down. Rogers took the tour with Rep. Heath Shuler and spoke to some of the workers at a meeting. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Sometimes the money behind the political marketing says as much about a given race as the ads themselves, offering insights into candidates’ views — not to mention their chances of winning.
A roundup of some of this week’s local political news: The 11th District candidates held their first debate, several General Assembly candidates touted endorsements, and much more.
A round up of some of this week’s local political news: Meadows spoke in Tampa and the national conventions loomed large; Asheville stuck with its water referendum; a poll showed Ramsey’s ahead; and more.
A round up of some of this week’s local political news: McHenry and Keever battle over Medicare but agree on beer. Meadows heads to Tampa but Rogers slams him over education policy. The battle continues over N.C. House District 116. And the Buncombe County commission race gets personal over personnel.
A roundup of some of this week’s local political news: Congressional candidates get swept in to national debate over entitlements; Asheville City Council puts water system referendum on ballot; local tea party group garners national attention and more.
A roundup of recent news in local politics: Tim Moffitt had a big week; Patrick McHenry is out-fundraising Keever; and much more.
It was another busy week in local politics: Mark Meadows won the 11th District GOP runoff election, gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory and Jeb Bush stumped in Asheville, and much more.
Mark Meadows routed Vance Patterson in the 11th Congressional District Republican runoff election.
Democrat Hayden Rogers has a huge financial advantage in the 11th District Congressional race as Republicans Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson go into tomorrow’s July 17 runoff election to determine who will face him in the fall.
It was a busy week on the campaign trail, with 11th District Republican candidates Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson locking horns ahead of their July 17 runoff contest and 10th District Democrat Patsy Keever on the defensive over her statements on President Barack Obama.
Hours after an Asheville Citizen-Times headline asserted otherwise, Democratic congressional candidate Patsy Keever declared that she endorses President Barack Obama in multiple Facebook posts.
Western North Carolina congressional candidates have divergent views on the June 28 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.
Some analysis of the biggest surprises from Tuesday’s primary elections and what they mean for Asheville.
With election day, May 8, approaching fast, Cecil Bothwell is bashing his main rival in the 11th Congressional District Democratic primary, Hayden Rogers, for taking campaign donations from the payday loan industry.
Democrat Hayden Rogers, the longtime chief of staff to Rep. Heath Shuler, announced Feb. 8 that he plans to run for congress, hoping to gain the 11th District seat currently held by his boss.