Elections are not for sale

As a voter, I am terribly dismayed by the huge amount of money coming from corporate interests to many campaigns across the country. Super PACs and corporate money are damaging our democracy and making it very difficult for voters to know truth from lies. We should not continue to allow this kind of money to […]

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.

My kind of representa­tive

Rep. Patrick McHenry made his first “public” appearance in Asheville with a talk before the Council of Independent Business Owners [“The Beat,” Nov. 16 Xpress]. McHenry is following the sinister Republican game plan: stay away from announced, truly open-to-the-public events, where he would face the anger and criticism that he deserves. The GOP’s unapologetic, pro-wealth, […]

Patsy Keever: I’ll run for Congress in the 10th District if redistrict­ing maps hold

Statehouse Rep. Patsy Keever confirmed today, Nov. 18, via a message on her Facebook page, that she’s planning to run for Congress in the 10th District if the redistricting maps proposed by the General Assembly become law ahead of the February 2012 filing deadline. If so, she would face Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy in the Democratic primary.