10th Congressional District Democratic Party Rally and Straw Poll

The 10th Congressional District Democratic Party will be holding a district wide rally and straw poll on April 12th at 11am until 2pm at the Newton Conover Civic and Performance Place in Newton, NC. Democrats from across the district and state will have the opportunity to voice their preferences in the Presidential primary as well as those statewide offices that have Democratic primary challenges.

A large majority of Democrats seeking statewide offices (list below) have confirmed attendance and will be given an equal amount of time to address those in attendance. Political speeches will be accompanied by a barbeque lunch and live music for entertainment. The event will culminate in secret balloting with results being announced at the event, as well as being released to the media. The rally is expected to draw between 250-500 attendees from the 10th district and from areas across the state. The $10 admission will benefit the 10th Congressional District Democratic Party.

District Chairman Tony McEwen said: “I look forward to the results of this straw poll. Strength for a Democratic candidate in this type of more rural setting is certainly a great indicator of which candidates will fare best in the general election. For a Democrat to be successful statewide in North Carolina, they not only will have to get support from urban areas but also be able to pick up more conservative voters in rural counties, like you will find in the 10th district.”

The 10th Congressional district is comprised of Catawba, Cleveland, Burke, Lincoln, Iredell, Caldwell, Rutherford, Avery, Mitchell, and Gaston counties.

For more information about the rally and straw poll you can view our website www.nc10dems.com or contacting the district chair, Tony McEwen, at 704-906-6938 or chair@nc10dem.com

Comments

Thank you

I'm still not even into the Lt. Gov and other races, but I'm working on it :)

How did this go???

Anybody back yet? Anybody writing it up? I'm impatient. Slightly. :)

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Went well

in spite of the rain. Good turnout. By far Hickory native Daniel Johnson got the most enthusiastic reception. I was also impressed by Dan Besse. I've been pretty much undecided regarding Lt. Gov., but after listening to the candidates (Besse, Smathers, and a Dellinger surrogate) I'm leaning heavily towards Besse (another Hickory native!); he was the only one who really focused on green issues. Both Jim Neal and Kay Hagan were impressive, although the Neal forces were more heavily represented. I was a bit disappointed that the Obama surrogate was from South Carolina rather than NC. What's up with that? All in all a good way to spend a Saturday.

Thanks.

Well, I had an Obama canvasser knock on my door today. :-D Maybe that's where a lot of them are?

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I got there kind of late

and missed seeing Dan speak. :(

But I did get to meet him and we talked quite a bit. Actually, I talked more than he did, and about myself no less (sorry Dan). Anyway, I'm really glad I got to meet him.

I thought Jim Neal spoke very well, and I have a hunch he won quite a few fence-sitters today. I took a few pics, but I think Sam may be blogging this later so I'll let him show off his photog skills.

I even spoke to Kay and identified myself (and lived to tell about it), and I also invited her to the Blue NC Bloggers BBQ Bash. :)

Excellent.

I'll wait for Sam's blog to get the extended version. :)

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Feel free to blog abot it ... I didn't get the chance to take

too many pictures.

Here's Jim's take on the poll:

Some of my friends got together and started a blog about technology and change. IT is pretty good.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks