Mumpower’s the word

Beginning the evening with a somber group prayer and cautiously guarded optimism, friends, family and other supporters of GOP congressional candidate Carl Mumpower ended the night in banner-waving, balloon-floating joy as their candidate won a close race. Mumpower, 55, now faces the much more daunting task of unseating first-term incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler in the […]

Candidate: John Armor

John Armor John Armor Political party: Republican Residence: Highlands (Macon County) Occupation: Author, attorney Education: B.A. Yale, J.D. Maryland Law School, postgraduate work at American University Political experience: Almost 40 years of working with and for presidential candidates, U.S. senators, a dozen members of Congress, and almost 1,000 state representatives and senators, plus one mayor […]

The challenger­s

This time two years ago, Democrat Heath Shuler was the upstart political neophyte hoping to unseat long-time incumbent Republican Charles Taylor for the 11th Congressional District seat. Swept into office on a wave of national support for Democrats, Shuler now is the one with a target squarely on his back. Despite an occasional and marked […]