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GOP targeting Kissell's seat in '10

Republicans are targeting freshman Democratic U.S. Rep Larry Kissell in 2010.

Party strategists believe that, with a strong candidate, reclaiming the suburban Charlotte-based district could be possible, Roll Call reports.

Kissell defeated Rep. Robin Hayes last year.

Hayes’ deep roots, Congressional tenure and fundraising ability make him a desirable candidate to try to take back the seat. But after five terms, another rigorous campaign might not be on Hayes’ agenda.

Hayes said he is still considering a 2010 run but that he is also working closely with the party to recruit other strong candidates.

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory has been mentioned as another top prospect, and he has not ruled out a Congressional run.

Other potential Republican challengers mentioned include Union County District Attorney John Snyder and former state Rep. Mia White.

Hat tip: RTB 


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Hey John Snyder, redux?

Still pulling out those big words in court while leaving the Monroe DA's office early to chase whaaaambulance's in Charlotte?

Opportunist hack.

With Hayes, McCrory out, Snyder puts foot back in... mouth

GOP field is now open, and attorney John Snyder wasted no time before screaming partisan quips at the 8th District from his home in the 9th.

"(I'll) balance what my responsibilities are to my family and what I see as the failed policies of Larry Kissell," Snyder said. "It's like having Jimmy Carter redux."

Asked about why he doesn't challenge his own Representative, Sue Myrick, John said nothing since that question never came from the Monroe Enquirer Journal.

Re: look up CDs

God bless ya gercohen for those mad research and reporting skills so lacking these days!

However...

you don't have to live in a congressional district to be elected or serve

Vernon Robinson may disagree.

Any chance you found where Singapore ex-pats that never lived in the 8th in the first place absentee vote? Is it Virgina Foxx country in Mocksville, NC by any chance? Maybe 132 Lexington Road and real close to Vernon Robinson's house?

Just a guess.

look up CDs

all this speculation:
John C Snyder III
http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/VoterInformation.aspx?id=F730124460245FC990FC48C45D84BD10
click on "my districts", says 9th congressional district

Patrick McCrory
http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/VoterInformation.aspx?id=CB68714CEA42EDFF0A0EC7AA1D4D8649
click on "my districts", says 9th congressional district

you don't have to live in a congressional district to be elected or serve, however

Re: Dome, this is easily discovered

Come on, DOME. Is DA John Snyder a resident of the 8th or 9th?

It's not nearly as hard to find out as if he failed the bar exam 4 times, then upon passing the 5th time said of finally being Union County DA “It's very, very exciting - a lifelong dream,” Snyder said, (Charlotte Observer, 11/02/06) before his Congressional overtures a few months later.

Who doesn't get this is a horse race but me?

DOME! Wake up!!!

Dome, this is easily discovered

Has Union County DA Snyder ever voted in the 8th or does he live in the 9th with all the other D.C. recruits for the 8th District seat (plus that lady from Singapore that used to live in the 2nd)?

Re: Any more info on how maps work cdtew?

Oh, so is Snyder's palatial estate in the 8th or just close to the trailer parks he seeks to represent, yet still in a gated 9th District community represented by Myrick that pollutes same?

And I accept your apology on the other two recruitment fails.

PLEASE keep them coming.

Re: Any more info on how maps work cdtew?

Never claimed Myers Park was. And the area outside Matthews which has a Matthews postal address but is not Matthews proper is partially in the 8th.

Any more info on how maps work cdtew?

Did Myers Park, Matthews or Singapore move into the 8th District yet?

Re: GOP targeting Kissell's seat in '10

"I didn't know where Pat McCrory lives"

It's Fantasyland, which is about 12 miles South of Fictionville in Misrepresentation County. Make sure you leave early, bring your own snacks and drinks, and check that your GPS is working, because you will get lost.

Re: GOP targeting Kissell's seat in '10

Bonus.

Found Mia's old address from her general assembly days.

184 Aloha Drive, while affluent sounding, is nowhere near the 8th. Looks like she either lived in the 2nd or 7th all those years ago.

Typical.

That's 0 for 3 GOP, and let me just pre-empt your next top notch recruit by pointing out Wasilla isn't in the 8th District either.

Re: GOP targeting Kissell's seat in '10

John Snyder lives outside of Matthews, which is in the western portion of Kissell's district.

No it isn't. Matthews and Indian Trail are both smack dab in the 9th. That whole area between Charlotte and Monroe is Myrick McMansion country, not the 8th.

McCrory lives in super affluent Myers Park. He's not called Myers Park Pat for renting a tenement in Grier Heights.

And knowing White, she's probably telling the Singapore press right now that she's a People's Action Party candidate for Parliament in 2010, either that or going to grad school. She's certainly not afraid of being called a "carpetbagger" as long as they spell her name right, but I'm sure she appreciates your support.

Re: GOP targeting Kissell's seat in '10

I almost didn't click those links for fear they'd be something else from your treasure trove of filth.

John Snyder lives outside of Matthews, which is in the western portion of Kissell's district.

Concededly, I didn't know where Pat McCrory lives, but Mia White at least was a resident of the 8th. Its hard to call her a carpetbagger when at least she lived there for a significant amount of time.

Re: GOP targeting Kissell's seat in '10

Dude, the Union Co. DA lives in Kissell's district. So does Mia White. And Pat McCrory possibly does. Look at a map; they're very enlightening.

Here's a very enlightening map of the 8th District.

Why don't you show me Indian Trail, Myers Park and Singapore on it?

Re: GOP targeting Kissell's seat in '10

Dude, the Union Co. DA lives in Kissell's district. So does Mia White. And Pat McCrory possibly does. Look at a map; they're very enlightening.

Re: GOP targeting Kissell's seat in '10

Kissel must be scared sockless, kind of like Burr at a dinner party.

Two guys from Sue Myrick's District and a lady from Singapore want to challenge him for the 8th District Seat? What's next? A football player from Ohio?

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