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Kissell v. Hayes: the rematch?

U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican and top recruiter for the National Republican Congressional Committee, is in North Carolina this week checking out potential GOP candidates for several House seats held by Democrats, Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer reports.

That includes the 8th District, which Democrat Larry Kissell won from then-incumbent Republican Robin Hayes last November.

"I don't believe Robin's going to run again," McCarthy said this morning. "I would not rule that out (but) Robin's been very helpful in helping us find somebody."

Reached by email, Hayes sent back a quick response about his plans from his BlackBerry: "As yet, undetermined."

Hayes, who held the seat for five terms, could be Kissell's worst nightmare. In 2008 the wealthy textile heir spent $3.8 million on the race to Kissell's $1.5 million. And in an off-year, Kissell won't have a Barack Obama tailwind like he did last year.

"I believe the climate is going to be much different than the last two election cycles," McCarthy said. "You look at town hall meetings and others, there's a frustration out there. People are looking for new faces, fresh ideas."


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Re: Kissell v. Hayes: the rematch?

No, hallstyle, democrackkks want republicants to act like THEM! At least republicants were/are emancipators, not SLAVE DRIVERS like the ORIGINAL party of SLAVERY!

Re: Kissell v. Hayes: the rematch?

Linda - prolly not a good idea to throw your email address out in such a public forum unless you want to be spammed by the White House...

Just looking out for the average American!

Re: Kissell v. Hayes: the rematch?

you are right and I removed it

Re: Kissell v. Hayes: the rematch?

McCarthy said. "You look at town hall meetings and others, there's a frustration out there. People are looking for new faces, fresh ideas."

If that is true (which I believe it is) then why would they put Hayes back in there, who held the seat for five terms.

What we need is for Progressives to Stand up and be Strong Progressives. It doesn't matter how moderate a Democrat is they want get a whole lot of Republican Support for being Moderate. So don't waste your time. We Democrats to stand united and support Strong Progressive Policies. Then they want have to worry about losing support from their base and guys like Hayes will have a REALLY hard time getting back in there.

Republicans want Dems to try and act like Repubs. It doesn't work! Kissell isn't going to out spend them. They way we beat them is through the strength and power of our Ideas and Policies!

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