Andy Millard

Andy Millard, Democrat Place of residence: Columbus (Polk County) Occupation: Financial planner Political experience: None Endorsements: U.S. Reps. David Price and G.K. Butterfield; N.C. Sens. Terry Van Duyn and Jeff Jackson; N.C. Reps. John Ager and Joe Sam Queen; Hon. Erskine Bowles; Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council; WNC Central Labor Council; IUPAT; IBEW. Amount […]

Patrick McHenry

Patrick McHenry

Patrick McHenry (I), Republican Place of residence: Denver Occupation: Worked in real estate prior to congressional service Political experience: Six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and one term in the N.C. House of Representatives Endorsements: National Federation of Independent Business; National Right to Life Committee; National Rifle Association; U.S. Chamber of Commerce; […]

Elections are not for sale

As a voter, I am terribly dismayed by the huge amount of money coming from corporate interests to many campaigns across the country. Super PACs and corporate money are damaging our democracy and making it very difficult for voters to know truth from lies. We should not continue to allow this kind of money to […]

The 10th District does not include Wall Street

Rep. Patrick McHenry opposes Wall Street reform. He exploits his position as chair of a House subcommittee to castigate the Washington financial police charged with enforcing that law for failure to consider the costs and benefits of implementing rules. He’s succeeding. More than half the rules required from the 2010 Wall Street law remain unwritten, […]

Please sign the pledge, Mayor Bellamy

I don't know about you, but the politics of mudslinging and campaign rhetoric turn my stomach. I support efforts to reform “politics as usual” and would not choose to vote for a candidate who could not respect, or knowingly maligns, his or her opponent in public speaking, campaign materials or media outreach and coverage. Thus, […]

Video: Take a tour of Asheville’­s newly proposed Congressio­nal Districts

Take a tour of the controversial proposed dividing line between North Carolina’s 10th and 11th Congressional Districts with Xpress reporters Jake Frankel and David Forbes. The proposed line would divide Asheville, placing most of the city in the 10th District (currently represented by Republican Patrick McHenry of Hickory), while leaving some portions in Democrat Heath Shuler’s 11th District.