Out of the Goodness of his Heart

There's a great progressive congressman we don't spend much ink on here at BlueNC even though he gave us our first candidate interview, he votes the way we want him to vote and he supported our favorite underdog candidate, Larry Kissell. Congressman David Price doesn't have a web presense. I'm not sure he needs one. He doesn't seek any attention from us.

Tonight he's going to get some.

Find out why on the flip...

I recently spoke with a friend from the Kissell campaign. As we spoke I meant to ask how much more debt Larry had to retire. I wanted to see if maybe there was something we could do to help.

While we talked about my upcoming visit to FEC reports he told me about something I wouldn't see until the next reports were filed. It's an inkind donation by Congressman Price in the amount of around $2000.

You see, the good Congressman contacted Larry to see what he could do. He decided to make a donation of postage and send a personal note to his friends and supporters to encourage them to help someone he said deserved to be in Washington. That someone was(and is) Larry Kissell.

The Kissell campaign didn't ask him to do it. He approached the campaign. So far, this simple act of kindness has brought in between $6,000 and $8,000 with more coming in.

Thank you, Congressman Price.

Let's show the man some love....


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Night all

Not only should we let David Price know how much we appreciate his kindness, we should put a bug in the ears of our other fine Democrats who could also send out some fundraising letters.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Where was the other monetary support

When I looked at money that was still in campaign accounts of NC Democratic Congressman in 2006, I saw that a few of them had extra cash to spare after the 2006 election. (ALL are strong Democratic seats, which means if a Dem makes it past the primary, they are guaranteed a victory)

Butterfield - $53,046
Etheridge - $429,133
Price - $139,106
McIntyre - $865,627
Miller - $14,608

Doesn't it seem logical that they should do like the Repubs, and spread the wealth to their state party, or put in bank roll of the Democratic House Caucus???

Dean made some strange choices on who he chose to target in 2006, and the Kissell election will go down as one of those 'bonehead' decisions.

It seemed like he was one of the few federal candidates willing to do the 'blue-collar' thing and stand in the rain on election day, but the Congressmen from the east never even showed him the time of day. (besides the money from Price, and the meet-and-greets from Price and Miller)

Maybe if they let loose of some of that money in '08, we will have a better GOTV for statewide races.

just a thought


Price and Miller made a strong showing of giving Larry help with fundraising. Remember that Miller was actually outspent in his race with Vermin.

I have no idea what mcIntyre's deal is. Same with Etheridge. But, its spilt milk at this point.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

McIntyre gave to Larry recently

He must have had permission from his Republican friends. It does look like he could have shared a bit, though.

Miller gets a pass. I hadn't looked at his balance. I think he can rebuild some first. Also, with that balance he's probably having to tap his giving list himself. He won't want to risk ill feelings by tapping them for someone else as well.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Brad and Esther

gave to Larry too. I saw Esther write the check.


Oh......didn't mean to imply they hadn't been generous with

time and money. I was yakking more about $$ recently given from campaign funds. Brad held the fundraiser in Washington too. It isn't surprising to see folks like Brad and Esther give generously......it is a bit surprising to see McIntyre who subs as a Republican give to another Dem. (OK...maybe I'm not being fair to Mike.)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

The first time McIntyre ran

there were people here screaming that he was a Republican. I guess they were partially right.


The problem

is that if you get rid of McIntyre you might actually get a Republican. That is troubling too.


Looking east

I agree that Price and Miller get a pass on this one.
It seemed that the national party didn't care to help Kissell, but Price and Miller were able to give him some needed support while having their own campaign going on.

Some of this may be the result of having 3 Congressman who reside in the same county.

What makes me a little steamed is that no effort is done to help north, south, or east of Wake County.

For Butterfields district, the Dems are happy with an easy win...but shouldn't they see the opportunity to get a strong GOTV going in those parts, to increase the numbers statewide.

It seems to me that if someone lives outside of a 20-mile radius from I-40, I-95, or I-85, they get no political attention in our state. (from either side)

Time to put down the political science books, and focus on our true potential. Jerry Meek has done a great job at working the state, but we still need others who are able to see the big picture as well.

Street Smarts v/s Book Smarts = You need to have both to succeed.

Singing Dems?

wonder if Price, Miller and Kissell might be willing to sing the old Woody Guthrie song at atown hall meeting? (lyrics below)

All You Fascists

I’m gonna tell you fascists
You may be surprised
The people in this world
Are getting organized
You’re bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose

Race hatred cannot stop us
This one thing we know
Your poll tax and Jim Crow
And greed has got to go
You’re bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose.

All of you fascists bound to lose:
I said, all of you fascists bound to lose:
Yes sir, all of you fascists bound to lose:
You’re bound to lose! You fascists:
Bound to lose!

People of every color
Marching side to side
Marching ‘cross these fields
Where a million fascists dies
You’re bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose!

I’m going into this battle
And take my union gun
We’ll end this world of slavery
Before this battle’s won
You’re bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose!

Those FEC reports

are my undoing. I always look at them. If I see someone I know who gives to the dark side, they are on my list forever. Sorry, I'm not very tolerant.


You crack me up

They are my undoing too....but it's more because once I get my nose in them I lose interest in anything else.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

David Price

is really a good guy. I worked on his first campaign when I lived in Cary. My little brother talked me into it by telling me what a great guy he was. He was right.


$80,000 in debt

In early January, Larry told me that his campaign is about $80,000 in the hole, including a personal loan of $30K that he gave the campaign.

Larry also said that Rahm Emmanuel had promised to help. I asked David about help from the DCCC. He was evasive in his answer. Since Emmanuel isn't chair anymore, I wonder if his commitment has fallen through.

FEC report shows $67,000

Much of that is personal debt, but he's a school teacher and we don't want him carrying that into the next campaign.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

But you are

and I hear you are extravagant and keep pet raccoons. :)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

People at my office call him

"Rocky the Raccoon". I have another name for him. They never caught him, so he could be back. I hope not, because I had to pay to have my neighbors trees cut down. I'm glad they agreed. I also got notice from State Farm this week that my deductible was going up to $1,000. They didn't even pay for the roof. They only paid for the ceiling. What a rip off. My premium will probably go up too.


Nah...Rocky is too cute a name

for what that rodent did.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Who was Rahm to pay?

Meek' State Party expenses or Kissell's Committee?
It may be that Rahm was to pay the legal fees of the recount. Those bills would be paid not directly to Kissell but to the State Party? Perhaps? so we should ask Meek if those bills have been paid? So then we need to verify if Rahm paid what promised but that it was not for the campaign but for the recount.
I have asked numerous people about Rahm's promised money. Never get a clear answer. Except that it did not seem to go to Mr. Kissell's campaign.


More on Congressman Price

The most improved county in the 11th district last fall was Cherokee, the farthest west, the most isolated from the district centers.

Yet, for Shuler, Cherokee's numbers improved a whopping 14% over 2004. I couldn't figure it out. Heath wasn't from there. No 527 organized there (like in Rutherford, Polk, Henderson, and Buncombe). I hadn't heard that the campaign had any paid staff nearby. Last time I knew, the county party was somewhat demoralized and overwhelmed by Republican dominance. Taylor even had his office in the county courthouse building.

Last week, someone who had volunteered out there called to ask for help getting more organized for 2008. She said, "We learned so much from those young men from David Price's office. They came here and helped and were wonderful but we want to be able to do it ourselves next time."

Can you imagine a politician that helps out that much for no credit? Hats off to a rare thoughtful and modest congressman.
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

That is such a nice story

I bet there are others out there since he obviously doesn't seek attention when he offers to help. I think my picture above are of three genuinely nice men and I hope 2008 sees all three of them sitting in Congress.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.