Who do you support for U.S. Senate in North Carolina in 2010?

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“Smarter Than You”

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State of Florida wrote:
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No, wrong again....as ususal
Didn't you mention something about these things going in cycles yesterday? I think your point was that in the off year elections, the party in power usually loses ground.Historically, of course, you're correct. Was I accurate in my summation?
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State of Florida wrote:
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Uh oh, Red. You just opened up a can of shit with the right wingers who are in total denial.
That's okay. Everybody is use to their nutjob crazy stuff
by now. Actually, it was not a quote by Rand Paul, but
one by Paul Ryan that Maher was talking about. The wingnuts
have the same problem I sometimes have--they can't keep
the right wing kooks straight.
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<quoted text> Take another hit! Hold it in! Longer! Now,let it out.Feel better? Try a bong,put some ice water in it.You can get higher! Superchargers are good,though.....:-)
I'm old-fashioned. I just roll one and smoke it.
Always worked for me.

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State of Florida wrote:
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That is the history of off year elections. It will come as no surprise to me. The party that does not hold the White House are generally more motivated to go to the polls. Republicans will do well in 2014 and have a good chance of taking the Senate.
I am referring to this post State.I agree with you.
Lies more lies

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It's been another long day.I don't like working seven days a week, but working for yourself is a dream come true.
Lies more lies, like this nutty Victoria keeps telling you, get a job you lazy lying bum.

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Lies more lies wrote:
<quoted text>Lies more lies, like this nutty Victoria keeps telling you, get a job you lazy lying bum.
Victoria a nut? I think not.Perhaps a bit obsessive.but not a nut.

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Red Square wrote:
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I'm old-fashioned. I just roll one and smoke it.
Always worked for me.
I was a bong man.Seems like a million years ago.Esconsed in my room, with a QP and a TV set, the world safely at bay.

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Red Square wrote:
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That's okay. Everybody is use to their nutjob crazy stuff
by now. Actually, it was not a quote by Rand Paul, but
one by Paul Ryan that Maher was talking about. The wingnuts
have the same problem I sometimes have--they can't keep
the right wing kooks straight.
You're right.It's a lot easier to keep the left wing kooks names straight, they're still in power.
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waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> I am referring to this post State.I agree with you.
I went to church this morning and God told me he loved America and just could not allow a Republican victory in the Senate. He also told me to tell you to visit him more often.
TSF Doctor

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Red Square wrote:
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I'm old-fashioned. I just roll one and smoke it.
Always worked for me.
You are talking about how you smoke poles? Roll it out and smoke it - Fudgeboy
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State of Florida wrote:
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I went to church this morning and God told me he loved America and just could not allow a Republican victory in the Senate. He also told me to tell you to visit him more often.
You are a dumb ass scizo with so many voices in your head - you don't know who is talking to you.
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TSF Doctor wrote:
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You are a dumb ass scizo with so many voices in your head - you don't know who is talking to you.
Get jealous, won't you?

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I went to church this morning and God told me he loved America and just could not allow a Republican victory in the Senate. He also told me to tell you to visit him more often.
The LORD works in mysterious ways.

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Get jealous, won't you?
Is someone jealous of you State? ;)
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You are a dumb ass scizo with so many voices in your head - you don't know who is talking to you.
Haven't seen you on here in a while, Maryland. You didn't go cs on us, did you?
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I'm voting for Mark Harris . To hell withTillis , his fake diplomas and hisrich puppet masters.
So tell me, what does Harris do for a living? I mean how does he earn a paycheck? Gotta a clue?
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" Missing the cut?

A Raleigh TV station plans to broadcast a Republican U.S. Senate debate on April 23, less than two weeks before the primary. But so far, one of the top candidates hasn’t been invited.

Charlotte pastor Mark Harris missed the cut, according to WRAL’s news director.

Debaters will include House Speaker Thom Tillis, Cary physician Greg Brannon and Wilkesboro nurse Heather Grant. It will mark one of Tillis’ first appearances onstage with his rivals.

There are eight Republicans running for the nomination to oppose Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan. News Director Rick Gall said candidates had to hit at least 10 percent in a poll to qualify for the debate when invitations were sent in late March.

“We’re continuing to assess the race and polling numbers,” Gall said in an email.

While Harris’ numbers have sagged in many polls, he’s considered one of the top candidates. At the end of the year, he had more cash on hand than all candidates but Tillis.

“It would be an absolute disservice to the voters of North Carolina to not include Mark Harris in this or any other debate,” said Harris campaign manager Mike Rusher.“We’ve held the date and look forward to receiving the invitation.”

WRAL’s broadcast will come a day after a debate sponsored by the Observer, the Raleigh News & Observer and Time Warner Cable News. Four candidates, including Harris, have been invited.

For that debate, candidates had to reach a 7 percent threshold in three independent polls. Jim Morrill

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"ROBBINS, N.C.(AP)— The Rev. Mark Harris says he's the only one in the U.S. Senate Republican primary field that can unite the three streams of the GOP in North Carolina and ultimately put Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan on the political ropes heading to November.

"I wholeheartedly believe that I am the bridge candidate in this race," Harris told a small gathering listening to the Charlotte pastor at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church in Moore County one recent afternoon. "We're going to draw from the tea party. We're going to draw from the establishment — the business community. And we're going to draw from the evangelicals."

But it's clear the 25-year Southern Baptist minister from Charlotte won't reach any runoff in the eight-candidate May 6 primary, let alone win it outright, unless he gets to the polls enough like-minded people disturbed about the country's direction on gay marriage, abortion and what they consider Christianity's removal from the public square.

Political liberals are "trying to replace the foundation that this country was founded on, and that is the Bible," said Dwight Creech, principal of Calvary Christian School in Southern Pines and a Harris supporter.

Harris, who turns 48 in April, has a strong connection to this part of the electorate. The former Baptist State Convention president successfully energized social conservatives two years ago to approve an amendment to North Carolina's constitution affirming the state's ban on gay marriage.

"Christian conservatives have to get out of the pews," said Kevin Shinault, 56, of Pilot Mountain, one of more than 150 people attending a Harris rally and volunteer meeting in the parking lot of a north Raleigh hotel. Shinault is a social conservative and tea party member.

The evening's big draw, wasn't Harris, but the Duggars, whose cable reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" and vocal commitment to faith make them heroes within the Christian conservative movement. Harris highlights the Duggars, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, also a Baptist minister, among his endorsements.

Seventeen of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's children joined their parents for the rally, with the kids entertaining the crowd with gospel singing and music. After women waited in line to get their Bibles autographed by Michelle Duggar, Harris got up and gave an abbreviated campaign pitch filled with references to Ronald Reagan, whom Harris said he volunteered for as a teenager in Winston-Salem.

"We have an opportunity — a window ever so slightly open but yet a window of opportunity — to step up to the plate in our generation and change the course of America back to where she needs to be going," he told supporters in Raleigh. "Do you believe that tonight?"

While attending Appalachian State University to prepare for law school and a life in public policy, Harris said he instead "answered God's call to ministry" and became a pastor. He rose through the ranks of Baptist ministry, serving as senior pastor at churches in Clemmons and Augusta, Ga., before going to First Baptist Church in Charlotte in 2005.

"I always said he was well beyond his years in wisdom and in spirit and in his relations, in being able to work with people," said the Rev. Richard Hicks, who helped hire Harris while in college as a youth minister at a Winston-Salem church.

It's in Charlotte where he got more involved in the conservative Family Research Council and became president of the Baptist convention, an association of 4,300 congregations. While president he became a key spokesman for Vote for Marriage NC, the organization that worked to approve the amendment on gay marriage in May 2012. Sixty-one percent of the voters supported it.

He began considering a U.S. Senate run in late 2012. A "Draft Harris" movement began last spring, and he announced his candidacy in September. He's now on unpaid leave from First Baptist.
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Church in Charlotte in 2005.

"I always said he was well beyond his years in wisdom and in spirit and in his relations, in being able to work with people," said the Rev. Richard Hicks, who helped hire Harris while in college as a youth minister at a Winston-Salem church.

It's in Charlotte where he got more involved in the conservative Family Research Council and became president of the Baptist convention, an association of 4,300 congregations. While president he became a key spokesman for Vote for Marriage NC, the organization that worked to approve the amendment on gay marriage in May 2012. Sixty-one percent of the voters supported it.

He began considering a U.S. Senate run in late 2012. A "Draft Harris" movement began last spring, and he announced his candidacy in September. He's now on unpaid leave from First Baptist.

As during the marriage amendment fight, Harris is meeting regularly with evangelical ministers to help them get the word on his campaign to their congregations.

The Rev. Robbie Gibson, senior pastor of East Sanford Baptist Church, said during the marriage debate Harris "was charismatic in his leadership, somebody that you would want to stand behind and follow." He said he intends to urge his church members to back Harris.

Harris said he's got business credentials because he's led churches with multimillion-dollar budgets He also said he'd prefer tea party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to become the next majority leader should Republicans control the U.S. Senate.

Harris' chief rivals are Cary obstetrician Greg Brannon and House Speaker Thom Tillis of Cornelius. Michael Bitzer, a politics professor at Catawba College in Salisbury, said he would think Christian conservatives would be more engaged with Harris' campaign given that gay marriage laws in other states were being struck down by federal courts.

Harris really hadn't "gained the traction that's been available to him," Bitzer said.

Steven Carter of Burlington said he had wanted to back Harris last summer but suggests Harris may have waited too long to become a candidate. "I think he got in too late," said Carter, who now supports Brannon.

Harris said in an interview he's keeping to a disciplined and focused campaign strategy and will have the money to run commercials before the primary. The pastor also shown recently he's willing to throw verbal punches in the primary, particularly at Tillis for questionable activities and comments he's made while speaker that Harris' campaign describes as "character" issues.

Harris said: "If we don't put up a candidate that is that fresh face, is marked by integrity and character and consistency and courage, then I fear we aren't giving people the real motivation that they need to get to the polls and to make the change that needs to be made."
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I think preachers should stay in the church and of the political stump. They are needed there more than Washington. It might be a conflict of interest, that old church and state thing.

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