Election 2010

It seems I do little writing these days, but as an editor I get to be part of our ongoing good-faith efforts to track down and deliver the news. One project I’d like to toot the horn about: our 2010 election coverage. Reporters David Forbes, Jake Frankel and Michael Muller (with a little help from former Xpress Associate Editor Nelda Holder and videographer Michael Knox) covered everything from the spring primaries to the Nov. 2 finale. They wrote, they filmed, they blogged; our fall coverage alone spanned almost two months. One of the most rewarding moments was witnessing the excitement and energy these contributors brought to the project — particularly the day we covered a little-reported Council of Independent Business Owners event at which Rep. Heath Shuler publicly announced that he had his eye on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s job. — Margaret Williams, co-managing editor, news

“Speaker of the House Heath Shuler?” Blog post Aug. 26
“Looking dapper and tan in a well-tailored blue suit, Rep. Heath Shuler talked about job creation, partisanship, the need to balance the federal budget — and his own ambition to be speaker of the House — at a luncheon today sponsored by the Council of Independent Business Owners. Xpress covered the event live and shot a brief video interview with Shuler after his speech.”

To view the full story, visit http://avl.mx/1m.

“Blue Dogs Rule?” Published Sept. 1
“At an Aug. 26 luncheon sponsored by the Council of Independent Business Owners, Rep. Heath Shuler emphasized his credentials as a moderate "Blue Dog" Democrat who’s willing to buck both parties to do what he thinks is best for the country.”

To view the full story, visit http://avl.mx/1n.

To review Mountain Xpress’ extensive 2010 local election coverage, including articles, interviews, videos and more, visit http://avl.mx/1o

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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