While Renee Ellmers is in Washington learning the ropes, the recount that determines if she'll stay there begins.On Wednesday, the counties that make up the 2nd Congressional District start recounting the votes to see if Ellmers maintains her lead over incumbent Democrat Bob Etheridge. Two counties, Lee and Wake, won't start their recount until Thursday. Over in Johnston County, the recount is expected to take all day.
Meanwhile Ellmers is in D.C. this week with other freshman lawmakers who are learning their way around Capitol Hill. In addition to the usual networking and name tag reading, the new members find out where their offices are and have a class picture taken.Tea Party members were also invited by Dick Armey to a two-day retreat last week in Baltimore. It was also attended by a reporter from The New York Times who quoted Ellmers as “gushing” to the former U.S. Rep., “Dick, you're wonderful.” See the story here.