NC Senate race discussion‏ - Public Forum this Tuesday

a message to the Blue NC community

The Discussion Group gathering on NC's 2010 US Senate race will be next Tuesday evening, February 16, 6:30pm to ~8pm at the Players' Retreat in Raleigh. The discussion will also touch on control of the NC General Assembly and on Congressional races in North Carolina. As always, the discussion is open to all, no fee or membership required. Bring your friends and see below for additional details.


Brad Thompson(D): Former Raleigh City Councilor and Former Senatorial State Director

Jimmy Broughton(R): Fmr. Chief of Staff to Senator Helms

Betty Ray McCain(D): Fmr. NC Secretary of Cultural Resources and fmr. Chair of N.C. Democratic Party

Peter Hans(R): Former Policy Advisor to fmr. U.S. Sen. Lauch Faircloth and Consultant to fmr. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole

Panelists from our similar discussion in 2008 plan to be in attendance as well: Dr. J. Oliver Williams (Professor Emeritus, Political Science, NCSU) and former US Senate or NC General Assembly aides Charles Marshall (current Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell), Tracy Kimbrell and David Sherlin. Also, Zack Hawkins, past-president of the Young Democrats of North Carolina and fmr. NC staff member with Organizing for America, may also add his insights and/or help me moderate the panel.

The links below contain information regarding upcoming US Senate and House races across the country and the composition of the NC General Assembly. There is a good table at the bottom of the first link that contains all US Senate seats that are up for election.

US Senate Race Info:,_2010

NC General Assembly composition:

US House Race Info:,_2010

Contact info:

Feel free to contact me with any suggestions and questions.

(919) 522-4531


How did it go?

Would love to hear about the forum. Let's send Burr home.