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Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:23 PM

(NC-13) Miller won't seek another term in Congress

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Washington Thirteenth District Congressman Brad Miller will not run for re-election, he said in a statement released to his supporters early Thursday.

The five-term member of the U.S. House said North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature "dismantled" his district when they redrew voting maps in July.

The new maps put Miller into the 4th District with political ally and fellow Democrat David Price. Miller said Thursday he didn't want to run against Price.

I told David within a week of the election last year that, with the Republicans in control of redistricting, we would almost certainly be drawn into the same district, Miller said in his statement. I had two choices: Run in a primary with David or not seek another term.


more... http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10646398/

Dammit! This is not good. I was not looking forward to having to choose between Brad Miller and David Price. But who will we get to fill the slot now?

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Reply (NC-13) Miller won't seek another term in Congress (Original post)
supernova Jan 2012 OP
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2012 #1
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2012 #2
zazen Jan 2012 #3
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2012 #4
zazen Jan 2012 #5
TheWraith Jan 2012 #7
HillWilliam Jan 2012 #6
DURHAM D Jan 2012 #8
Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #9

Response to supernova (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:28 PM

1. dupe of existing thread

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Response to supernova (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:46 PM

2. Isn't Brad Miller just about as conservative as a Republican?

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:53 PM

3. absolutely not

Price was a founding member of the DLC.

Brad's been fighting the big banks since 2004 and was at the Occupy planning meeting in Raleigh--the first elected official to show up at any Occupy meeting, on the record. He got the endorsement of Daily Kos and some other left wing organizations, and Alan Grayson and Elizabeth Warren support(ed) him.

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Response to zazen (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:57 PM

4. Thanks! I may be confusing him with David Price.

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:07 PM

5. well, Price has tried to move to the left

Whether that was heartfelt or political calculation I can't say. I wouldn't call him as Blue Dog as Heath Shuler, for example, but he's nowhere near the thorn in the side of the 1% that Brad is.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:33 PM

7. Rated 94% by the NAACP, 95% by the LCV, 100% by the AFL-CIO,

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Response to supernova (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:11 PM

6. Two pieces of bad news today

Bev Perdue isn't running again, either. Heaven save us from that teabag POS Pat McCrory.

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Response to supernova (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:41 PM

8. I am guessing he will run for governor.

Good.

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Response to supernova (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:04 PM

9. Locking - Dupe

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