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Marshall running for U.S. Senate

Secretary of State Elaine Marshall filed paperwork Tuesday to create a campaign committee to run for the U.S. Senate next year.

"We’ll have a more formal announcement in the future," said Thomas Mills, a consultant for Marshall. "We were feeling we just needed to get started in moving forward."

Marshall joins Kenneth Lewis, a Durham lawyer and the only other announced Democratic candidate, in the field to take on U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican. Other Democrats eyeing the race include former Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker, former state Sen. Cal Cunningham and U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge.

Marshall, a former state senator, was first elected secretary of state in 1996, when she defeated NASCAR legend Richard Petty. She was the first woman elected to statewide executive office. In 2002, she unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.


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Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

...and by outstanding caliber, I'm talking about Elaine Marshall!

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

Why do you conclude that people vote for women solely based on their sex? So by this reasoning, when people vote for men, it's simply because they are men, right? This type of simplistic logic is just erroneous (even though there are surely a few that may do this).

I think voters, like myself, are increasingly choosing women because so many of the female candidates are competent, fair, and reliable! Also, they are often not embroiled in a whole lot of ethics violations. This isn't to say all women are virtuous and all men are lousy legislators. Women are still a minority as far as elected officials go in the state and nation as a whole; but the ones that do tend to run and make a difference are often of outstanding caliber!

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

Hey, if you look at the last election, whether it was governor or city council positions, women always win when up against a man on the ballot. Hopefully that trend of voting for someone because of their sex will end.

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

Isn't it about time we seriously look at term limits in Congress. Senators get 2 terms if lucky and congress people get 3.

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

Elaine Marshall is about as close to a 'nothing candidate' as you can get.

yeah and Richard Burr has been a "Ball of Fire" voting about 95% along party lines.

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

With all these democrats running its time for Gerry manding, they like to have the deck stacked by redrawing voting districts. if that fails they can enlist acorn.

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

Career politicians breed corruption and lies. Vote them out or they and their cronies either die in or retire from office.

Option one.....you win
Option two.....you lose

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

How old is that photograph? The photo on her own campaign website makes her look about ten years older than that photo.

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

()))))))) YAWN....and....DOUBLE YAWN (((((((()

Elaine Marshall is about as close to a 'nothing candidate' as you can get.

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

If she does not win the Democratic Nomination, then the NCDP is truly a sexist organization.

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

Here we go with another government official running for another office without resigning from her current office. She should resign as Secretary of State the day she formally enters the US Senate race. By the way, she's getting in now to try to keep the other, better candidates out.

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

And then there will be a candidate who will offer a real alternative to the Twettledumb and Twettledumber professional politicians offered by the Democratic-Republican duopoly - Mike Beitler on the Libertarian ticket. He will announce Sept. 17, fittingly on Constitution Day.

Brian Irving, Press Secretary
MIKE BEITLER for US SENATE
www.beitlerforsenate.org

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

Yawn...what has she done for NC businesses lately? nothing? surely you jest, she's a bailout democrackkk, aint she?

Re: Marshall running for U.S. Senate

Mills is brilliant by the way, so how's Senator Gay Guy doing in the polls?

Oh, that's right, he LOST and Kay Hagan won.

Huh...

This just in to N&O!

"I had nothing to do with that," said Thomas Mills, "Plus, this time will be different."

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