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Wrenn is back in action

Carter Wrenn, who for decades struck fear into the hearts of North Carolina Democrats, is getting back into the political consulting business.

Wrenn has signed on as general consultant and chief strategist to help Renee Ellmers, a registered nurse and Republican who plans to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge, Rob Christensen reports. He also agreed to a similar role for Raleigh publisher Bernie Reeves, if Reeves decides to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Miller next year.

Wrenn has been talking with other candidates as well.

Wrenn was a key strategist for the late Sen. Jesse Helms from the 1970's through the 1990's and also played a role in helping elect Republican U.S. Sens. John East and Lauch Faircloth. He also ran Helms' major political organization, the National Congressional Club, until it went out of business in the 1990s.

But Wrenn had basically retired from political campaigns since he was the chief strategist for Richard Vinroot's gubernatorial campaign in 2000. Wrenn has devoted most his energies to writing, working for corporate clients or appearing as a political analyst on TV.

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Earlier this year, he re-entered politics, by handling the internet fundraising for New York conservative congressional candidate Doug Hoffman.

"It mostly depends on the candidates," Wrenn said. "I am enjoying it. I might do more of it. It's a lot of work. You have to have a candidate who is worth doing it for."

Wrenn said he decided to work for Ellmers because she is a political newcomer without a political bone in her body.

"I thought that that is the kind of person we need in public office."

He noted that Reeves is a long-time friend.

"Working with Bernie would be fun," he said.


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Re: Wrenn is back in action

Aren't you supposed to notify people if are paid to endorse a product on a blog????

I endorse you Citizen Opinionated and giggle all the way to the bank. Thanks for your help.

Re: Wrenn is back in action

A corporate job > a political hack that can only be hired to compose nonsensical diatribes on the comment sections of local newspapers and UTD...

Aren't you supposed to notify people if are paid to endorse a product on a blog????

Re: Wrenn is back in action

People with corporate jobs that got humiliated on the N&O blogs can't come back and say Hey without a new fake name?

W/E CO. Run with that.

Re: Wrenn is back in action

GiggleStalker - anyone that speaks out against you is not CitizenOpinionated dum arse...he has not been on the blogs in a long time, because he got a corporate job...GOSH you have a sad sad life fantasizing about a blogger all the time....

Re: Wrenn is back in action

Is that the best you can do, giggles?

Yup, pretty much. But a nap wouldn't hurt you one bit Citizen Opinionated.

So exactly how many Republican commenters here are you and "BitterExDem?"

Re: Wrenn is back in action

Is that the best you can do, giggles? You've really been falling down on the job.

Getting discouraged? The Big Man hasn't fulfilled your dreams?

Obviously you are a racist, and a hater - it's unfortunate that extremist liberals only drive moderate, rational voters away with their racist hate speech. In fact vile inflammatory racist haters can't comment on the regular articles - only on the blogs. Must be frustrating to read the articles, and not join in the fray.

Ahhh, so glad I saw the light and now I'm an ex-liberal - but I do feel sorry for the gullible wanna-be socialists who need Big Daddy Gubmint to take care of their every need.

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, 2010 can't get here fast enough.

Re: Wrenn is back in action

Does Giggles not know HE is a disgraced racist hater...

In the right context, yes, I know I hate racists. Does that make me disgraced? Only here. Carry on racist.

Re: Wrenn is back in action

Sounds like liberal hate-speech to me.

The horror! The lack of relevance. The ... huh?

Does Giggles not know HE is a disgraced racist hater, the shame of the N&O blogs, and not a resume bullet point AT ALL?

Dear Under the Dome Writers

The blog post by Gigglebox titled "Is Carter Wrenn dead yet" is entirely off-base and should merit an expulsion from the message board entirely. You guys have rules in place and he toes the line all the time - when is enough enough?

Re: Wrenn is back in action

I bet Bob Etheridge and Brad Miller are just running from every old folks home they see. Some guy that worked for Jesse Helms is cashing checks again! The horror! The lack of relevance. The... huh? Does Wrenn not know Helms is a disgraced racist and the shame of North Carolina and not a resume bullet point AT ALL?

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