Kissell Wins Two Major Endorsements

I have received a press release from the Kissell campaign and there is good news. He has received the endorsement of the AFL-CIO and the NCAE, the North Carolina Association of Educators.

While it isn't unexpected for a progressive to earn either endorsement it is a huge feather to receive it so early in the campaign. Both endorsements will probably be followed with PAC contributions to the campaign.

Kissell: "My campaign is on the move. In just a few months we've gone from an upstart grassroots campaign to a well oiled machine that is hitting on all eight cylinders."

Rest on the flip side...

The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is an organization made up of local unions from across North Carolina. According to their website, the AFL-CIO unites workers together at a statewide level, giving working people a stronger voice on issues that affect them and their families.

"The AFL-CIO and I stand shoulder to shoulder against the bad trade deals that are devastating North Carolina's economy. The difference between me and Robin Hayes is that he cast the deciding vote to pass CAFTA and I'm for a moratorium on all trade deals until we get back the jobs we've already lost,"

The NCAE has more than 70,000 members consisting of educators, administrators, education support personnel, students and retired teachers . NCAE has 130 local units in public school districts, special State schools, and institutions of higher education.

"As a high school teacher, I know the struggles public schools are facing today. Republicans like Robin Hayes are out of touch. Their 'No Child Left Behind Act' is so bad that they cut funding to it. When I'm elected I will vote to fix 'No Child Left Behind' and get back to common-sense public education. Smaller classes, more technology in the classroom and reasonable funding is what our children need in order to be prepared for the jobs of the 21st century,"

Congratulations to Larry and all those working so hard to help send him to Washington. These endorsements are very important, especially in the 8th District.

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Gonna give a disclaimer

I received the press release and like others in media decided to use their words to save me some time. A few paragraphs are lifted directly from the release, but that little training I did said to write a release that needed no editing because that was common. I thought they did a good job. Most of the first, second and last graphs are mine.



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Thanks for the disclaimer

Much like I disclaim when I blatantly steal your content.

You start making any money off it

You let me know. It'll mean you doctored it up nice and purty.



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Go Kissell

I can feel this one. Time for a major sea change, starting in North Carolina's 8th district.

I agree completely

This one just feels right. I had even started to think it was the right way to go while Dunn was still in the race and I was pretty sold on Dunn as a strategy. I like Larry and I hope he takes it all the way. What a great example he is for his students.



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The endorsements were in the works for awhile

But every little bit helps. I think our questions force candidates to get really clear about where that stand and break through some of the clutter. Plus it's good to have a link to something besides the campaign website.

Oh yeah...both organizations

either do questionnaires, interviews or both.

A - check your inbox...I think I goofed.



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I was joking

However, in the future we should have that sort of clout.

I think that Larry is responsible.

They have worked hard the entire time and have been consistent. They bought ads on almost every blog in almost every market. I think they won most of us over first and when it was time we were ready to support him.

I think his grassroots efforts and hard work convinced everyone else. I think it's the interviews here that set BlueNC apart from other pure opinion blogs. All we have to do is keep that up. I've sent questions to Mel Watt, but haven't heard back from him.



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See above

Also, I agree that the interviews are a great addition to the site. The more interaction between the netroots and the officeholders, the better.

I figured you were joking

but after my previous comments about 20 somethings I didn't want you to think I don't take you seriously...hehehe



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