We need Dems to file in Congressional districts 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 11

If you are anyone you know would consider putting their hat into the ring in anyone of these districts, now's the time to get on the stick. You can file and run without having to file reports with the FEC if you declare you won't spend more than $5000. A group of us will help to raise money for filing fees. Please consider running. We need to contest every seat, every time. And no one steps up, I'm going to have to do it, and I already have one false-start under my belt for this year.

"Dibs on 11," he said, posting from his condo at Emerald Isle.



Heck yes, Brian

I might get a few dark looks from some corners, but I am not impressed with Charles Graham. His name seems to come up way too often as a supporter of Republican policies. And as far as I can tell, he hasn't done jack to help the Lumbee's standard of living.

I'd love to be proven wrong about this, so if anybody wants to try, please have at it.

*Nix all that. I proved myself wrong, and now I have to figure out who I was thinking about before I spoke irresponsibly...

The 8th is represented by

The 8th is represented by Richard Hudson. Graham is a state representative. But you are correct that he votes with he republicans more than I am comfortable with.


Somebody has to run against that lunatic! I'd love to see a UNCP student run!

Absolutely. Run!

I LOVE it when student's run ... and I will help in any way.

PS I'm out for two days, but when I get back, I'll post the requirements for running for Congress and talk about raising money for filing fees.

Errrrr, map does not reflect current districts...

The lines have moved -- in case that matters.
I *think* this is the current map:


Rats. Flying too fast

Remember though, you don't have to live in the Congressional District in order to run for that seat.

That's why I'm thinking 11.

What a shame if half the districts go uncontested

In 2012, all 13 districts were contested by both parties. And Democrats won the overall vote by 51% to 49% for Republicans. It was a great way to demonstrate that Democrats have more support across the state than Republicans. Without candidates in all the districts, Democrats will have difficulty making that claim in 2016.

Lee Mortimer

And don't forget state legislative seats.

Every unopposed Republican is another revenue stream for other Republicans with competition. Please file, even of you do nothing else.


"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

CD-06 has 2 Ds as of this morning

All filings are here: ftp://alt.ncsbe.gov/Candidate_Filing/
Bruce Davis of Greensboro
Jim Roberts - Surry County

I expected to see Pete Glidewell from Alamance county there too. Maybe he hasn't filed the paperwork yet but he's been campaigning.

Democrats have candidates in 81 of 170 NCGA races

As of Friday night, 12/11, Democrats have candidates filed for:
55 of 120 House seats
26 of 50 Senate seats

And still need candidates for US House in 2,3,5,7,8.

Tom Hill has filed for NC-11 in Western NC.

We need lots more of the races to be contested. You never know when that 'unbeatable' Republican candidate will get caught in a scandal, or when the presidential race might swing hard one way.

Uncontested districts more than double 2012

This is not good for legislative elections. In 2012, Democrats left 28 state House and 12 state Senate districts uncontested -- 40 in total across 170 NCGA districts. So far this year, 89 legislative districts have no Democratic opponent -- more than double the number in 2012. Part of the reason may be the filing deadline was pushed up about two months when the legislature moved the presidential primary from May to March.

Lee Mortimer

We will have a D on the ballot in NC2

One way or another - a D will be running in NC02.
If no one has stepped up by 11AM Monday 12/21, I will file. I will not win - but people will have an option of voting against the current rubber stamp to the GA extremists.
I'm hoping my threat will move some of the local Ds to step up.

For all: the filing fee for GA (house or senate) is $207.
I urge you to join me in throwing away a couple hundred bucks and being a thorn in Berger-Moore's side.

Nine more days

In the past, there has usually been a flurry of filings in the latter days of the filing period before the deadline (this year, Dec 21). That being said, we can't just assume that will happen this time.

No additional Democratic candidates Monday

We're down to the last week of filing now. There we no additional legislative or congressional races that picked up Democratic candidate on Monday.

I hope there is a last-minute flurry coming. Trump could drive historic turnout levels for Democrats.

We need something to look at

I'll see if I can put together a list of districts showing which ones are missing Dem candidates.

Rick Bryson for CD-11

The Dems have a great candidate for District 11 - Rick Bryson of Bryson City. He will end once and for all the reign of "Shutdown" Mark Meadows!

WNC also has superior candidates for NCGA races--Jane Hipps for Senate 50 & Rhonda Cole Schandevel for House 118. We will also re-elect Joe Sam Queen for House 119.

CC Larivee

This is good to see

I'm glad Jane Hipps is running again for Senate 50 and would love for Michele Presnell to be sent packing in House 118.

I am willing to file for the

I am willing to file for the 8th CD, but I would need money for the filing fee. I know James said he will post more on that when he gets back.