Three candidates make the cut in WNC congressio­nal races

Statehouse Rep. Patsy Keever decisively beat her main rival in the 10th District Democratic primary — Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy — garnering 58 percent of the vote to Bellamy's 27 percent. Rutherfordton resident and political newcomer Timothy Murphy received almost 16 percent of the total. In the district’s Republican primary, four-term incumbent Patrick McHenry earned […]

McHenry and Fortenberr­y faceoff at BCGOP forum; McHenry wins straw poll

After facing off at a March 3 forum sponsored by the Buncombe County Republican Party, incumbent U.S. House Rep. Patrick McHenry beat challenger Ken Fortenberry in a straw poll, 41 votes to 23. (photos by Max Cooper)
Both candidates are vying to be the party’s nominee in the 10th District, which was redrawn last year to include most of Asheville.

Democrats running for congress in 10th District make their case

Two of the three Democrats running for Congress in the 10th District spoke at a Feb. 17 meeting of the Democratic Women of Buncombe County. Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy, Statehouse Rep. Patsy Keever and writer/musician Timothy Murphy are all hoping to be the Democrat that takes on Republican incumbent – and likely nominee – Rep. Patrick McHenry in the fall.