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March 28, 2012
Updated 7:39 p.m. | The Campaign for Primary Accountability plans to launch spending crusades against Reps. Walter Jones Jr. (R-N.C.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) as part of the super PAC’s growing list of targeted races.
The deep-pocketed super PAC also announced a “Watch List” of more than two dozen veteran Members whom it plans to evaluate and potentially target during the height of primary season during the next three months. Full story
February 17, 2012
Guilford County Commissioner Billy Yow (R) filed for Congress earlier this week against 14-term North Carolina Rep. Howard Coble (R).
Yow, who lost to Coble by a whopping 48 points in the 2010 GOP primary, said Coble had “been here a li’l too long.”
“The Howard today is not what he was 20 years ago,” said Yow, who is serving his third term on the county commission and owns a well-drilling company and a small cattle farm.
Yow’s main concern is with Washington, D.C., and what long-term politicians there have done racking up budget deficits and debt.
“This isn’t no rocket science!” Yow said. “If you don’t have it, you can’t spend it.”
January 27, 2012
North Carolina Rep. Howard Coble (R), 80, announced today that he will run for re-election to a 15th term.
Coble was hospitalized last month with a respiratory illness but said he had been cleared by his doctors to continue a career in Congress. He was first elected in 1984.
“Yes, I may be old, but I am also old-fashioned, too, where I feel you should judge a man by his record and his word,” he said in a statement. “Without sounding too immodest, I feel that I have crafted a record of solid legislative achievement along with outstanding constituent service.” Full story