Larry Kissell

Kissell is the Democratic Congressman representing the 8th District of North Carolina

Larry Kissell, NC-08: The Politics of Barbecue

If you're from North Carolina you are familiar with the tradition of mixing politicking with barbecue. What could be more natural since North Carolina is known for its barbecue? Saturday, Larry Kissell, candidate for the U.S. House in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District held a fundraiser featuring barbecue from the Murphy House and sauces from eateries around the district. Close to 250 people showed to enjoy the politics, the barbecue and the band.

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Larry Kissell An Inspiration

Larry Kissell has provided many of us with the inspiration to do more than just hope things will change in Washington. He's inspired us to do what we can to make things change. He's also inspired some pretty well-known people in the music industry to band together to make music. It's pretty heady stuff, but it's true.

You can listen here to "Have you had Enough?", and then read the story below the fold.....

Larry Kissell, NC-08: A Man of the People

Please don't forget to go to One America Committee to vote for Larry. Voting ends today.

Most of you have heard about Larry Kissell's ingenius idea to sell gas at $1.22/gallon in RANT's great diary from yesterday. The results are in and it was an overwhelming success for many reasons. Yes, over 500 people were served. Yes, the news coverage has been terrific. Yes, the many different points represented by this gesture seem to all have been made quite successfully.

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Larry Kissell, NC-08: The Mill Robin Hayes Closed

This is the mill Robin Hayes closed.





This is the mill Robin Hayes closed.
This is the man who worked all his life
weaving cloth in the mill Robin Hayes closed.



This is the bill the man couldn't pay
when he lost the job he'd had all his life
weaving cloth in the mill Robin Hayes closed.

Kissell v Hayes: The Real Deal v A Raw Deal (Reprint)

This post was originally posted by RANT earlier this week. The snark is wonderful and deserves a bit more attention during the Saturday morning funnies. Thanks, RANT!

The Real Deal versus The Raw Deal

A reporter friend of mine just related the most interesting story about a Fourth of July parade she attended in her neighboring Montgomery County today.

TroyFest is apparently a big one -- a full blown, all-day street festival that begins with a parade showcasing Americana at it's finest... fire trucks, clowns, old timey cars and, of course, political candidates like Larry Kissell and Robin Hayes.

But Troy you see is in the 8th District. And that means two things these days - The town has lost jobs, lots of them, due directly to Hayes' bad trade policies he promised to vote against before he voted for them, and he still has to drag his fat ass over there anyway for the parade and pretend like he didn't just piss on the locals' leg and tell them it's raining.

So my reporter friend had much to say about how the day played out, the most interesting of which is Hayes is in serious trouble.

Larry Kissell Earns Netroots Endorsement

For those of us who were initially disappointed that a netroots endorsement wasn't given to Larry Kissell after all of the diaries we wrote and after completely ruling the nominations process, we have something to celebrate.

The post is now up on the front page of MyDD and may follow at DailyKos. It is official. Larry Kissell has come from complete obscurity - a true underdog - and is now the darling of the online community. (I can't believe I just wrote that!...but I just had to...)

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Take Back the House: Larry Kissell, NC-08 & Brad Miller, NC-13

Many of you have read the diaries written by Representative Brad Miller from North Carolina. You know that he gets science. You know he supports the blogging community and was part of a panel at Yearly Kos. You know he's a progressive and you probably know he's just a great guy - very honest, very smart and very genuine. What you might not know about Brad Miller is something that many of you will think is trivial, but I think is vitally important.

Have you heard the saying that 80% of success is just showing up? Well, Brad Miller shows up to vote. Every. Single. Time. He is one of only 5 representatives in the U.S. House that has bothered to show up for every single vote during the 109th Congress

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Convention Blogging & Larry Kissell at FDL

Well, the convention is still going on and I took a break to head on over to the Radisson to use their signal. I couldn't connect in the other building.

Everyone stop by FireDogLake and blog with Larry Kissell.

FDL hostesses Christy Hardin Smith and Jane Hamsher are two of my favorite bloggers and Howie Klein has joined them to write a regular post called Blue America. Head on over and support Larry.

Nominate Larry Kissell NOW!

Screwy Hoolie was alert enough to notice that MyDD had re-opened nominations for netroots endorsements and posted yesterday encouraging us to head on over. Currently, Larry Kissell leads in the comment section. That doesn't guarantee an endorsement, but it certainly shows that the excitment around his campaign is growing.

Go Now and let's give the Republicans more to worry about. Larry with netroots fundraising will send them shaking to hide back under their rocks. If you haven't left your Kissell nomination at MyDD, please do so now and send your friends too! It really will make a difference.

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