Beginning the evening with a somber group prayer and cautiously guarded optimism, friends, family and other supporters of GOP congressional candidate Carl Mumpower ended the night in banner-waving, balloon-floating joy as their candidate won a close race. Mumpower, 55, now faces the much more daunting task of unseating first-term incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler in the […]
John Armor John Armor Political party: Republican Residence: Highlands (Macon County) Occupation: Author, attorney Education: B.A. Yale, J.D. Maryland Law School, postgraduate work at American University Political experience: Almost 40 years of working with and for presidential candidates, U.S. senators, a dozen members of Congress, and almost 1,000 state representatives and senators, plus one mayor […]
This time two years ago, Democrat Heath Shuler was the upstart political neophyte hoping to unseat long-time incumbent Republican Charles Taylor for the 11th Congressional District seat. Swept into office on a wave of national support for Democrats, Shuler now is the one with a target squarely on his back. Despite an occasional and marked […]
The three candidates vying to run against Rep. Heath Shuler can be heard from 3 to 5 p.m. on 570 AM
The three Republicans fighting for their party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Congressman Heath Shuler this November kick off the debate season tonight in downtown Asheville.
Highlands lawyer John Armor, who waged a failed bid in 2006 to wrest the GOP nomination for the 11th Congressional District seat from then-incumbent Charles Taylor, announced last week that he will try again. Armor may have an easier time of it than he did in 2006, when he lost to Taylor in the GOP […]
Highlands lawyer John Armor, who waged a failed bid in 2006 to wrest the GOP nomination for the 11th Congressional District seat from then-incumbent Charles Taylor, has announced he will try again.