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.