Rick Bryson, Democratic challenger, 11th Congressional District.

Rick Bryson

Rick Bryson, Democrat rickbrysonforcongress.com Place of residence: Bryson City Occupation: Industrial public relations Political experience: Alderman, Bryson City Endorsements: IBEW, Teamstersl; Asheville Citizen-Times Amount of money raised: DNA Top three donors and amount contributed: DNA Why are you running? Because for the past four years, the 11th District of Western North Carolina has not been […]

Head to head

Republicans Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson will face each other in a July 17 runoff election to see who will represent their party against Democrat Hayden Rogers in the fall contest for the 11th Congressional District seat. Garnering 38 percent of the vote, Meadows topped a crowded field that included seven other challengers in the […]

Mark Meadows

Mark Meadows

Slogan: Life, Liberty & Less Government Profession: Small-business owner Residence: Cashiers Top three donors: House Conservatives Fund, Family Research Council Action PAC, Madison Project Total raised: $223,225 Top three endorsements: Family Research Council Action PAC, House Conservatives Fund, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (N.C. 10) What's the first bill you'll introduce if elected? Why? I will […]

Vance Patterson

Vance Patterson

Slogan: Jobs – Prosperity – Now Profession: Manufacturer, small-business owner Residence: Morganton Top three donors: Self-funding ($271,000), dozens of WNC small donors ($18,000), no special-interest money Total raised: $289,000 Top three endorsements: More than 23,000 WNC voters on May 8 and the majority of the other candidates for this office in the primary What's the […]

Send Bothwell to Congress

We live today with a partisan, obstructionist, quagmire of a Congress that has earned itself a 9 percent approval rating. Cynicism abounds. No single factor accounts for the current state of affairs, but I'm convinced that the corrupting influence of big, special interest money, considered free speech, plays a large role. With big money doing […]

Face off: Democratic candidates Cecil Bothwell and Tom Hill talk politics during a recent debate held at Brevard College. photo by Caitlin Byrd

Agree to disagree: Brevard College hosts 11th Congressio­nal District candidate debate

The Brevard College Jazz Ensemble played in the lobby before two of the three Democratic candidates for the 11th Congressional District, Cecil Bothwell and Tom Hill, tried to hit all the right notes with voters during a March 22 debate. The third candidate, Hayden Rogers, was unable to attend. Hosted by the Brevard College Debate […]