Heath Shuler to Retire from Congress
Permit me a boastful “Always trust Campaign Spot!” brag or two, with the news that North Carolina Democratic congressman Heath Shuler will retire from Congress.
Around 10:00 this morning, I predicted this, based upon his minuscule fundraising last quarter.
I suppose …
A Pair of North Carolina Republicans to Keep an Eye On…
A pair of Republicans have announced House bids in North Carolina in recent days.
In the 8th Congressional District, former Iredell County Commissioner J. Scott Keadle annouced a bid aiming to unseat two-term Democrat Larry Kissell. Some say the rigors …
Heath Shuler, Likely Challenged from Left and Right in 2012
It’s not clear that this will end up having much of an impact on Election Day 2012, but Carolina Politics Online notes that Asheville councilman Cecil Bothwell will be running as a progressive independent against Heath Shuler, a Democrat, in …
Let’s Help Jeff Miller Sack Heath Shuler
The Democrats continue to advance in the other direction by reserving ad time for Rep. Heath Shuler, two-term Democrat of North Carolina.
Let’s make today’s candidate to help out the man who seeks to sack Heath Shuler, Jeff …
North Carolina Democrats Mum on Pelosi as Speaker Next Year
This is step one; the next step is for the GOP rivals of these lawmakers to repeat the question until it is answered:
As they seek re-election, North Carolina’s centrist Democrats are quick to claim their independence from …
Looking Hard at Those North Carolina Democrats . . .
The three North Carolinians on my list of 99 — Larry Kissell, Mike McIntyre, and Heath Shuler — are among the tougher calls; they’re all Democrats who have proven they can win in GOP-leaning districts in good Democratic years. Among …
Independents Prove to Be North Carolina Democrats’ Achilles’ Tarheel
I wonder if North Carolina House Democrats like Larry Kissell, Heath Shuler, and Mike McIntyre have seen this bit from Public Policy Polling:
This month we found [independents] planning to vote GOP by a 47-18 margin for the legislature and …
What Happens When an Incumbent Stops Fundraising?
Spot the pattern.
February 1, 2011:
Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who still hasn’t made his reelection plans known, raised just over $12,000 during the final quarter of 2010.
February 9, 2011:
Virginia Senator Jim Webb plans to announce today that he won’t …
Rep. Heath Shuler Scrambling Out of the Pocket for a New Job?
As far as Democrats go, Heath Shuler gives conservatives some reasons for cheer: he’s pro-life, pro-gun, and stopped voting for Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker. But he represents a deeply conservative section of western North Carolina, and his lifetime …
NRCC Debuts Ads Hitting Health Shuler in N.C., Nick Rahall in W.V.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is already running ads. This one is running in North Carolina, hitting Heath Shuler for claiming to be a fiscal conservative but voting against the House GOP’s proposal to cut $61 billion from this year’…
Does Heath Shuler Sense Pressure Coming From His Blindside?
One reader in North Carolina hears through the grapevine that the Civitas Institute will release a poll in the near future showing Jeff Miller, Republican challenger, quite close to Rep. Heath Shuler, incumbent Democrat.
UPDATE: Minutes after I post this, …
Barbour, Thune, Shuler, and Boren Meet the NRA
Haley Barbour, governor of Mississippi, achieved a rare balance in his address at the NRA convention today. His speech concentrated on telling the crowd to stay focused on 2010 while he sounded very much like a 2012 candidate.
While he included the …
Better a Burr in the Saddle Than Under It
Tomorrow is primary day in North Carolina, and as in Ohio, most of the drama is on the Democratic side. GOP senator Richard Burr represents a weird case of an incumbent with genuinely “meh” approval ratings who looks pretty safe …