Apparently Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bev Perdue melts if she participates in more than five debates. Tonight on WUNC TV, she will not take the stage with Republican Pat McCrory and Libertarian Mike Munger because she had committed to only five debates and tonight’s would make six. It makes sense: McCrory and Munger have more fiscal commonalities and would have quite possibly put Perdue in a tight situation. For example, both McCrory and Munger support school choice, i.e., more charter schools and a voucher system that would allow low income studets in failing schools the choice to go to a private school. Perdue has used vouchers as her main talking point to highlight the difference between her and McCrory (no word if she knows Munger is running for Guv as well).
There’s Republican Elizabeth Dole and Democrat Kay Hagen running for the senate. But there’s also a third candidate, Christopher Cole of Huntersville. Read a Libertarian’s view on the current economic crisis:
Leaning left this political season? A group is gathering at Jimmies Restaurant in Mint Hill next weekend and will organize a day of knocking on doors for Barack Obama. Their goal is 100,000 knocks.
This is our time and THIS is our moment. It’s time for a CHANGE–and this is the weekend that will bring us a WIN in November! We need YOU. Please tell your friends, come out, and HAVE FUN knocking for CHANGE!!
Obama speaks today in Charlotte.
Rep. Sue Myrick officially kicks off her campaign at the Reid House in Matthews, 12-1:30 pm Saturday with an an old-fashioned, family-friendly BBQ and stump speech. Myrick is running against Democrat Harry Taylor and Libertarian Andy Grum. She will also be honored by Sangrock Black Belt World Tae Kwon Do School for her service to the community. Myrick will be presented with an honorary black belt and take part in a board breaking ceremony.
It wasn’t long ago you couldn’t find a Republican who publicly supported electric or hydrogen powered cars. Not so any more. From John McCain down the line, Republicans openly support alternative energy sources and believe the U.S. needs to wean itself off oil. Sue Myrick’s press release today:
I applaud the Governor for pledging to use anti-gouging laws to protect consumers and the EPA’s quick action to temporarily waive federal gas standards to prevent further price increases.”
“It is times like these that illustrate why we need to wean ourselves off our addiction to oil. A hurricane won’t spike the price of Hydrogen or an electric powered car now, would it?
Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09)
[singlepic=93,270,210,,right]Last November, independent candidate Mark Brody set out to collect 2,000 signatures needed to his name on the ballot for state house District 103. Incumbent Jim Gulley, who has served seven terms representing Mint Hill, Matthews, and some of Charlotte, narrowly defeated Republican challengers Larry Hale and Edy Brotherton. Through hours of leg work, Brody got the signatures to get on the ballot. Now the fun begins.
On Friday, Paul Kanitz (left) allowed Brody to put the first sign of the campaign in his front yard in Mint Hill.