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 […]
Spence Campbell Spence Campbell Political party: Republican Residence: Hendersonville Occupation: Retired soldier, U.S. Army 1967-92 Education: B.A. University of Tennessee; M.A. Russian-area studies, Georgetown University Political experience: Chairman Henderson County Republican Party Endorsements: Hendersonville Times-News, state Sen. Tom Apodaca, state Rep. Carolyn Justus, former state Rep. Wilma Sherrill, celebrity golfer Tom Fazio 1) How much […]
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.
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 […]