Senator Carol Moseley Braun Endorses “A Different Kind of Senator”

Dear Curmilus –

I don’t usually get involved in Democratic primary contests, but this race was too important to stay on the sidelines.  In North Carolina we have three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, but one stands out above the rest.  That candidate is Ken Lewis.

I know what it takes to defeat an incumbent. I have seen Ken’s ability to connect with young voters, progressives, and African Americans, the same groups that drove Barack Obama to victory in North Carolina in 2008.  In an off year election where Democrats are not showing high levels of engagement, Ken is the best candidate to inspire and turn out the coalition of voters that will be necessary to defeat Senator Burr in November.

Your help will ensure Democrats put forward the best candidate to defeat Richard Burr.

But this primary election is about more than political calculation.

Ken Lewis represents a significant opportunity for the State of North Carolina and our country: The opportunity to change the U.S. Senate by changing the kind of Senators we send there. 

Ken Lewis’ background is not like that of most U.S. Senators.  He worked as a janitor, bus driver and fast food employee to put himself through Duke University and then Harvard Law School.

In this down economy he would bring a unique set of skills to the Senate, having spent two decades helping businesses create jobs in nearly every industry in North Carolina. 

At a time when Americans feel forgotten by political insiders, Ken would bring a unique set of experiences, deeply rooted in the community organizations and non-profit associations he has served. 

As Senator, Ken will be responsive to the needs of North Carolinians.  He’ll serve the people of North Carolina because that’s what he’s done all his life.

That is why I am supporting Ken’s campaign.

One stop early voting has already begun in North Carolina.  Election Day is May 4. The campaign is nearing the finish.  Ken needs your vote, and he needs your help to get his message out, organize precincts, and turn out voters.

Your donation will ensure that all North Carolina voters hear Ken’s winning message. Your contribution will go toward field organizers, literature, yard-signs, media and other concrete expenses that will make a real difference in this race.

Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines.  We have a chance to make history in North Carolina just as I made history in Illinois two decades ago.  Ken offers an historic opportunity to make our U.S. Senate a more representative, well-informed, and inclusive place.

This is our time. Ken is our candidate.  He’ll be our Senator, if we all do our part.

Thank you for your support!

Former United States Senator Carol Moseley Braun

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1st Congressional District Banquet Featuring David Young NC Party Chair, G.K. Butterfield, Cal Cunningham, Eva Clayton and other Candidates Hertford County In Winton NC

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See what the North Carolina Democratic Party Chair David Young had to say when he addressed Democrats at the 1st Congressional District.

Candidates to name a few that were present Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Cal Cunningham, Elaine Marshall, Ken Lewis wife and others.

A tribute was done in honor of former Congresswoman Eva Clayton.

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300 attend Birmingham Superintendent Craig Witherspoon’s welcome reception

Parents, business leaders and community members showed up in full force tonight to welcome Superintendent Craig Witherspoon to Birmingham City Schools.

At least 300 people turned out for Witherspoon’s reception at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and listened to a multitude of speakers, including Mayor William Bell, board members and even a student. They each welcomed Witherspoon. (Read more @ Birmingham News Today) 

Note: 300 or more attended the reception in Princeville NC when Dr. Witherspoon arrived in Edgecombe County.

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What to do When a Politician uses Talking Points and has no idea what the Hell he’s talking about

I’ve been an advocate for lower utility been going on 3 years now. There seems to be a pattern with ratepayers as well as  politicians. Here’s an example of the political pattern: C.B. Daughtridge (R) is running for the Distirct 3 NC Senate race. Here’s a quote from him in a recent newspaper article: (Read more @ Behind The Scenes Of A TV Talk Show)

Note: Daughtridge electricity should come from Edgecombe-Martin so he is not directly affected by ElectriCities. So just because he has a Rocky Mount address he do not need to mislead folks to thinking that he gets his electricity from the City of Rocky Mount.

So Bro. George has anyone considered what could be in the November election? It could be 2 white male candidates  incumbent Senator Clark  Jenkins and Daughtridge 2 multi-millionaires vying for a seat that was created to help get a black person elected.

It appears that Bordeaux is a multi-millonaire also so wonder if it was he and Daughtridge in November? But will Democrats jump ship and support the Republican?

If it is Armstrong vs Daughtridge will the Bordeaux campaign rally along with her to beat out Daughtridge in November? I feel that with Armstrong taking the approach that she felt the need to call a press conference talking about dispelling the myth that Bordeaux said she was running to split the vote may work against her.

My question has always been why in the hell would Bordeaux agree to back out of the race when he began campaigning last year making it clear putting up billboards last year? Maybe I am just ignant. LMBAO C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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So Who Will Get The White Votes In The Senate District 3 Race, Jenkins, Bordeaux or Armstrong?

The following is in response to a person who commented on the article in The Rocky Mount Telegram titled, “Democrats focus on taxes, education and allegations in District 3.”

As a life fully paid member of the NAACP I want to serve notice that The NAACP local and statewide nor the National can not endorse candidates. So when and where did the local NAACP come out in print against Frankie Bordeaux who is challenging incumbent Senator Clark Jenkins and candidate Dr. Florence Arnold Armstrong because obviously I missed that.

I guess one would say Armstrong is splitting the votes since Bordeaux came out last year sending a message especially through billboards that he was going to run against Jenkins long before the filing period began. Yeah it would be interesting if Armstrong was to come out as the winner.

This person said, “Armstrong has walked away from her elected responsibility more than one time, that it doesn’t matter if it was for a job or anything, her history shows she is not likely to stick with the job once elected.” Oh hell no don’t go there. Both of the reasons were legit, the first move for a better job and the second which I strongly feel is the last  because she and her husband built a beautiful home on the family farm.

I totally agree with this person the question should be which one of the black candidates is more electable within the black community? This has been my question and I asked that question to certain folks.

I said to some folks either you want Jenkins out or you want to keep him in. I said it appears that Bordeaux has the funds to run an aggressive campaign and he has a good chance of defeating Jenkins. But this is where black folks continue to be their worst enemies because these same folks are running around saying they don’t like Bordeaux so they will not support him. Well hell they say they don’t like Jenkins either but in my opinion if anyone can defeat him it would be Bordeaux.

The same black folks who do not like Jenkins and Bordeaux are willing to sacrifice removing Jenkins because they don’t like Bordeaux who is running the most aggressive campaign I have seen in Edgecombe County and surrounding counties but not limited to. So since these black folks do not like Jenkins nor Bordeaux, what in the hell are they going to do if Bordeaux wins?

This person says Bordeaux has a stronger looking resume than Armstrong. This is funny because this person has been talking against Bordeaux up until now so does this person realize that all the Cambridge talk they have been posting has basically been a scare tactic to keep folks from voting for Bordeaux.

This person asked the question, "Will Clark Jenkins be able to pull in enough loyal black voters to give him a decisive win? Time will tell."

But the question for me is will the average black voters be persuaded by the loyal Jenkins supporters to continue to vote for him? Jenkins job is fairly easy because his black supporters must work hard to get him re-elected, Bordeaux and Armstrong black supporters must work hard to get them elected. And the funny thing about it all is these black folks are divided on trying to put a black person in a seat that was created to help ensure black representation.

So who will get the white votes? Has anyone figured out that question yet?

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‘Tea party’ founder: Why our movement will succeed — and why it’s good for America – Source: Yahoo News

St. Louis – Imagine that the “tea party” movement continued to expand in size and influence. At some point in the future, tea partyers, regardless of political party affiliation, would dominate the executive and legislative branches of federal government. Our influence on the courts would increase. In this scenario, the tea party would eventually change the face of the federal government.

What would America look like then? (Read more @ Yahoo News)

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"Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black" – Tim Wise

Let’s play a game, shall we? The name of the game is called “Imagine.” The way it’s played is simple: we’ll envision recent happenings in the news, but then change them up a bit. Instead of envisioning white people as the main actors in the scenes we’ll conjure – the ones who are driving the action – we’ll envision black folks or other people of color instead. The object of the game is to imagine the public reaction to the events or incidents, if the main actors were of color, rather than white. Whoever gains the most insight into the workings of race in America, at the end of the game, wins.

So let’s begin. (Read more @ Ephphatha-Poetry)

Note: Damn this is too good!! C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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