In the latest development in the ever-shifting terrain of the race for Buncombe County Democratic Party Chair, local attorney Emmett Carney has announced his candidacy for the position. Asheville resident Grant Millin, a management consultant, is also running.
By the time Buncombe County Democratic Party Chair Charles Carter took the stage at the Renaissance hotel last night to brandish a copy of the Asheville Citizen-Times for a “Dewey defeats Truman”-style moment, it was clear that the county had defied the national trend, with local Democrats in most cases winning handily over their GOP rivals.
The Buncombe County Democratic Party has raised nearly $47,000 this year — more than twice what the Buncombe County Republican Party has collected — according to the latest financial disclosure reports from the North Carolina Board of Elections. Click through for more, including video of a recent BCGOP telethon.
The Buncombe County Republican Party is crying foul, claiming that members of the Democratic Party conducted campaign activities in violation of electioneering buffer requirements at a downtown early voting site. After the jump is a video made by the BCGOP showing the alleged violations.
With the political season heating up, Buncombe Democrats and Republicans are both gearing up for a party this Saturday, with Dems holding their annual convention, and the GOP celebrating the grand opening of their new headquarters.
Area politics kick into higher gear as the Buncombe County Democratic precinct meetings take place on Saturday, and the newly organized Young Republicans have a kickoff party on Monday.
This Saturday’s precinct meetings for the Buncombe County Democrats herald the season of party organizing for the coming year, with the Buncombe County Republicans Lincoln-Reagan Dinner following close behind on Monday, Feb. 19, the newly minted Buncombe County Greens getting together March 3 and the Libertarian Party Convention coming up March 26.