There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidates’ picture to see a text version of their answers or click the grid below. Rick Bryson, Democrat Mark Meadows (I), Republican
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 […]
Walt Gary (left) of the Thermo Fisher Scientific explains to 11th District candidate Hayden Rogers how the plant tracks parts and waste to keep costs down. Rogers took the tour with Rep. Heath Shuler and spoke to some of the workers at a meeting. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Mark Meadows routed Vance Patterson in the July 17 Republican runoff for the 11th Congressional District. That sets the stage for a fall face-off against Democrat Hayden Rogers.
Across the state, fewer than a quarter-million residents turned out to vote in various runoff races. North Carolina has more than 6 million people registered voters.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With election day, May 8, approaching fast, Cecil Bothwell is bashing his main rival in the 11th Congressional District Democratic primary, Hayden Rogers, for taking campaign donations from the payday loan industry.
On Sunday morning, April 15, Twitter raconteur and political inside/outsider Michael Muller, who is running several current Republican campaigns, engaged 11th Congressional District candidate Cecil Bothwell, Democrat, in an exchange.
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 […]
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 […]
The Brevard College jazz ensemble played in the lobby before two of the democratic candidates for the 11th congressional district, Cecil Bothwell and Tom Hill, tried to hit all the right notes with voters during a debate on March 22. The third democratic candidate running in this race, Hayden Rogers, was unable to attend.
Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Brevard College will host a congressional debate for the Democratic candidates running for the 11th Congressional District. Cecil Bothwell and Tom Hill will face each other tonight. Hayden Rogers says he was unable to attend this debate due to a scheduling conflict. Use #avlelect to appear in our Twitter feed.
Twenty-six-year-old Ethan Wingfield is running for the GOP nod for the 11th Congressional District as a conservative businessman. Since he has not held office before, one can only judge the depth of Wingfield’s conservatism on his political activism as a young man in college. Unfortunately for Western North Carolina conservatives, Ethan’s record is one any […]
In the President’s State of the Union speech, he masterfully called America to rally to the vision of inclusiveness and fairness he has sought to implement through his presidency. Despite shrill Republican propaganda to the contrary, Obama has accomplished saving the country from complete financial meltdown, even over the unbridled and, at times, irrational opposition […]
After months of denying speculation that he wouldn't seek another term in Congress, Rep. Heath Shuler reversed course Feb. 1, saying he’ll retire from office when his term ends in January. “I have always said family comes first, and I never intended to be a career politician,” the Democrat said in an email statement. “I […]
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.
In this edition of Local Matters—the Xpress weekly news podcast—reporter David Forbes talks about the recent removal of newspaper boxes by the County and the recent announcement of candidates for Asheville City Council, and reporters Christopher George and Jake Frankel talk about the heated meetings around the new congressional redistricting plan. Hosted by News Editor Margaret Williams.
It seems that by now we should all grasp Rep. Shuler’s accomplishments and gravitas after his four years on the job and the tremendous amount of national media attention he’s received. I have seen some of the “big win” items that Shuler lists on his website. I’ve learned about his “mountain values,” and I’ve been […]
In a live broadcast expected to reach nearly 100,000 voters tonight, Oct. 14, in the 11th District, incumbent Congressman Heath Shuler and his Republican challenger Jeff Miller will appear together on WLOS in an informal “sit down” with news anchor Russ Bowen. Xpress reporters Michael Muller and Jake Frankel visited the WLOS studios last night for a behind-the-scenes video tour of the studio and to get a preview of the big event.