Under the Dome

Burr to spend election night in Washington

How worried is Sen. Richard Burr about his primary?

Well, his election night party will be held at a Washington (that's D.C., not N.C.) fundraiser. The "Max-out" dinner is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Trattoria Alberto's. The idea, according to an announcement for the event, is to get contributors to max out before the primary season ends. The event features special guest Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Republican. 

Burr, a Winston-Salem Republican, holds a comfortable lead in the polls over his three primary challengers. Of course Burr spending election night in Washington and not North Carolina is likely to end up as a talking point from whomever emerges from the Democratic primary. 

UPDATE: A Burr spokeswoman says Burr will be in Washington because the Senate is in session. 


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There is, of course, zero chance the Democrats would issue a press release blasting Burr for missing votes on the financial reform bill that the Senate is debating this week if he stayed in North Carolina tomorrow, what with a "comfortable lead in the polls" and all.

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