As I wrote a few days ago, NC8’s Larry Kissell already has an uphill battle going into the fall election what with being an elected Democrat in a district that has been redrawn in such a way that makes it more favorable for a Republican to win. In an attempt to appeal to those voters, Kissell will vote next week to repeal ObamaCare, voted to hold Atty Gen. Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, may skip out on attending the DNC here in Charlotte, and has announced he will not endorse Barack Obama. This, unsurprisingly, has ruffled the feathers of a local black leadership caucus PAC – which announced yesterday it will not support Kissell in his bid to stay in office:
Update – 10:03 PM: Fox News has a good recap of who won tonight. Short version? Marshall will be Burr’s opponent in the NC Senate race, Haley (handily) SCGov, Johnson in NC8 (with his opponent refusing to congratulate him – figures), Randall in NC13, Dority in NC12, Scott in SC1, and in SC4, incumbent Inglis loses to Gowdy. Utah primary results are just now starting to come in.
I’ve written numerous times at this blog about the battle going on between the two GOP contenders for NC’s 8th Congressional District – Tim D’Annunzio and Harold Johnson. Early voting in this race is currently underway, with the actual runoff date across the state for all runoffs set for next Tuesday the 22nd.