Keever/McHenry battle named in top ten ‘races to watch’

Here’s the press release from the Patsy Keever campaign:

One of “ten Congressional races, flying under the radar, where you just might see an upset.”

Asheville, NC—Two days ago Sarah Jaffe, associate editor at AlterNet, released her top 10 list of under-the-radar Congressional races to watch. The battle here in NC-10 between Patsy Keever and Patrick McHenry rated a spot on the list.

She writes, “North Carolina redistricted notorious Blue Dog Heath Shuler out of Congress […] But that might wind up helping Patsy Keever, who’s facing off in the 10th against Patrick McHenry.” The article also quotes Alex Pareene at Salon as saying that McHenry was “born to be cheerfully corrupt: He’s a product of the College Republicans, an organization that trains little Lee Atwaters, Karl Roves and Grover Norquists in the arts of scorched-earth campaigning and wholly irresponsible ‘governing’ on behalf of the monied interests that bought you your job.”

“I think that the article is on target,” said Keever’s campaign manager Bruce Mulkey. “We are running a very well-organized, people powered campaign, and Patsy is being met with enthusiasm wherever she goes. I hope the pundits are paying attention on November 6, because I think they’re going to be in for a big surprise.”

Rep. Patsy Keever (NC-115) is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District. Keever taught in the public schools for more than 25 years and served on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for 12 years. In 2010, Keever was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives from NC District 115.

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  1. Bartlett Naylor

    In Washington, Rep.McHenry chaired a hearing designed to press the Securities and Exchange Commission to advance deregulation of capital markets instead of Wall Street reform. Chief witness: a woman with a San Francisco start-up business purveying granola in competiton with Quaker Oats. Among the ironies: Quaker Oats’ parent company is incorporated in North Carolina

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