Headed South in North Carolina

Up in North Carolina, things seem to just get worse for Democrats. Yesterday, former Congressman Bob "Who are you" Ethridge, who lost his seat in 2010 after a highly-publicized moment where he attacked a student on Capitol Hill, announced he would seek the Governorship in the wake of the decision by current Governor Bev Purdue not to seek another term.

Instead of seeking another term on a ticket headed by Barack Obama and Bob Ethridge, Asheville Congressman Heath Shuler announced yesterday that he would not seek re-election in a Congressional district which had been recently re-drawn from a swing district to one with a comfortable Republican lean. This follows the decision by fellow North Carolina Democratic Congressman Brad Miller to not seek another term in a district also redrawn to include a modest Republican edge.

For those of you who haven't seen Ethridge's moment of fame, check out this video:

1 Response to "Headed South in North Carolina"

  1. west_rhino 3/2/12 08:56
    Still astonished that Shuler opted to run as a big D Dem in the first place... as an unprotected free agant could we trade Clyburn for him?

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