Rep. Artur Davis Endorses Larry Kissell for Congress in '08

Congressman Artur Davis has announced his endorsement of Larry Kissell in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District.

After spending time with Larry Kissell and the people of North Carolina the weekend of March 23rd, the top recruiter for the ’08 congressional campaign cycle appreciated why Kissell came within 400 votes of becoming the next congressman for North Carolina’s 8th District.

“When you experience the enthusiasm that still exists for this humble and capable man,” said U.S. Representative Artur Davis,” you feel even more positive about what he accomplished in 2006 and what he will achieve in 2008.”

“Larry Kissell will be the next congressman for North Carolina's 8th District,” Davis said.

I had the pleasure of meeting Congressman Davis when he visited Charlotte last year to offer support for Larry and enjoyed seeing him again this past weekend. This is what I had to say when Rep. Davis and Rep. Watt both rallied a crowd of Kissell supporters last year.

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Rep. Davis is a rising star himself. He first ran for office in 2000 and lost. He won when he ran again in 2002 and in his last primary won with 92% of the vote. General election challengers have been wise enough to steer clear. Rep. Davis serves on the judiciary and ways and means committees and is co-chair of the New Democrat Coalition.

Those of us frustrated with the selection process of the DCCC in the last cycle should take heart. Rep. Davis hints at why:

“There is no question that Larry is the strongest and best candidate to run in North Carolina 8. Sometimes it takes more than one shot to get it done, and I think Larry will this time,” Davis said.

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“There were a number of close races last fall, but none more heartbreaking than Larry’s race. But because of his success, we will be looking for more Larry Kissells in other parts of the country this cycle – individuals who are of the people and who truly want to serve.

“That’s Larry Kissell, and that’s why we will be calling him Congressman Kissell in January 2009. [Emphasis my own.]

Rep. Artur Davis has been steadfast in his support of Larry Kissell. I believe him when he says he's looking for "individuals who are of the people." What an encouraging way to start out this cycle.

Good on ya, Congressman, good on ya.

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Hot dang.

Love it! Good to have you back on the Larry case. It brings out the best in you!

Thank you

These posts write themselves. That's why I like them.

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I have a larger more detailed piece going up tomorrow

Please help me rally to try to get rec'd on Kos. Thanks. Will post it here as well.

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What time? ish

 
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And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

Not sure

was shooting for tenish

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I'll do my best

This is exciting. I believe state rep Cullie Tarleton (Wilkes/Watauga) had a similar experience. The first time he got no institutional support but did well. The next time they were on to 'im. He got some funding (from the House caucus folks) and he won.

Did you see the stuff on Larry in that powerpoint pdf to do with Karl Rove's hit list? IT's weird to see them tracking the race.

I think Larry just rose too late in the cycle. The money was already allocated. Sometimes I really want to say they're all assholes but it's the system that doesn't easily change for new realities.

With all this media and citizen journalists I would think it's much easier for a candidate to "catch on" fast.

So, it's exciting to hear they are trying to accommodate these new realities. Those of us in districts with few prospects can hope someone great will pop up at a later time and still have a chance.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

There is a Democrat Awakening and Awareness in North Carolina.

I believe North Carolinians are waking to the reality that America and North Carolina needs a Democratic shake!!...Finally, we are deciding to participate and get serious about the future..

Young and old and from North and South, the Democrats are determined to bring America back from the Brink that the Bush Administration and the Republican lead Senate and House brought us to.

I sure want to be on the front row....I will work to get there and to remain there until called to another place in the Battle to maintain freedom, liberty and social justice in Americas Government and in our hearts.

Do not despair..Fight!...Vote!!...Care!!

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03