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: Spence Campbell

Spence Campbell Spence Campbell Political party: Republican Residence: Hendersonville Occupation: Retired soldier, U.S. Army 1967-92 Education: B.A. University of Tennessee; M.A. Russian-area studies, Georgetown University Political experience: Chairman Henderson County Republican Party Endorsements: Hendersonville Times-News, state Sen. Tom Apodaca, state Rep. Carolyn Justus, former state Rep. Wilma Sherrill, celebrity golfer Tom Fazio 1) How much […]

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 […]

Hendersonv­ille Republican announces run for Congress

Spence Campbell, chairman of the Henderson County Republican Party, has announced he plans to vie for the 11th District Congressional seat currently held by freshman Democrat Heath Shuler of Waynesville. Campbell, 63, is the second local Republican to announce, along with Asheville City Council member Carl Mumpower, whom Campbell expressed admiration for in a brief […]