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RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE)– According to a new poll conducted on behalf of Progress North Carolina, a New Hanover senate seat could be very competitive this fall. The poll is part of a series of surveys designed to answer the question: “Can progressives retake the NC General Assembly?”

“The most recent round of legislative redistricting has left many progressives frustrated, but they should not be,” said Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director of Progress North Carolina. “There are competitive districts all over the state if the right people step up and run for office.”

In Senate District 9, incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Gooldsby is tied with potential Democratic challenger and Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, 44%-44%.

The survey was conducted by Public Policy Polling.

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13 Comments on "VOTE 2012: Poll – If Mayor Saffo ran against Senator Goolsby"

2015 years 9 months ago

Bill Saffo kills jobs and raises crime. He is pro forced annexation. He is a big fish in wilmington, but would be cat crap in Raleigh. This ma is unrelenting in his abuse on Taxi Cabs. Taxi Cabs that could take potential victims of crime off the streets, Taxi Cabs that could help lower DUI… Bill Saffo REFUSES to lift the Limit Number on Taxi Cabs. By the name of God, I will post signs to outreach for Goolsby from Wilmington to New York if that Corrupt Mayor even thinks of running. Goolsby has been the most attentative, honest, transparent, humble, servant to the People, that the East Coast of the USA has ever seen. Yeah – Saffo will get up there with his big plans to Limit more Cabs and raise Crime in every downtown in NC, raise DUI…. More Fatal Car Accidents…No.. No way.. Wilmington NC is going to hell in a handbasket thanks to our City Council and the Mafia looking Mayor… Just Say NO to Saffo !!

2015 years 9 months ago

Ah Frank. You’re becoming predictable in your posting. The more I read the more I realize you’re no better than a two year old throwing a tantrum. ANY intelligent adult could very well see you’re stuck on your same blah blah. You’ve even gotten desperate enough to start posting in a racist manner in your blogs. (Good driver/corrupt driver ring any bells)? I’ve asked UNCW if these are they type of people they are allowing to pick up and film our students. I forwarded them your oh so colorful blog to look at for themselves, making sure to let them know about your “links”.
Stop acting like a baby and use your energies to get what you want in a more professional productive manner. Try acting like a business man for once. Your petty name calling and your need to make this a larger than life happening only show your desperation to “be somebody”. Is this what professionals do? This is how your “god” wants you to act?
(And I hate to break it to you…but…”crime infested” does NOT describe downtown Wilmington AND why do you want to put the responsibility of anyone choosing to drive drunk on yourself or any other driver?)
I’ll put it simply…more people would probably take you seriously if you didn’t sound like a whiney (and not very intellegent) brat!
I would tell you who I am but “it’s not important”. (Um, if you are so sure of yourself why are you hiding?)

Goolsby go home
2015 years 9 months ago

Show me one single case of this supposed “voter fraud”. There is no voter fraud. Its just a red herring designed to restrict voting. I’ll wait for your reply. And wait. And wait. And wait.

Goolsby go home
2015 years 9 months ago

How about stripping Planned Parenthood of its funding? PP is the low cost alternative for a lot of women who dont have health insurance. How does this help bring jobs? Isnt that what you cons were screaming about 2 years ago? Oh, did you forget about that?

Native Wilmingtonian
2015 years 9 months ago

Whoa, much accusation, little evidence. What specifically are you refering to? Do you even know? If you’ve got information put it out there. What voter rights? Showing an ID? Really! you have to show ID to cash a check or use your debit/credit card (if you are smart). So why not to vote? Or are you refering to something else. Looking forward to a rebuttal but not expecting much.

2015 years 9 months ago

Gus, you silly REgressive, you. Senator Goolsby is fighting to prevent voter fraud. Something you REgressives need to maintain power. I think enough dead people, felons, dogs and cats have voted in our elections. And they all seam to support liberal.

Taxo saffo would get creamed going up against the Senator.

2015 years 9 months ago

I wouldnt vote for neither!

Gus Grissom
2015 years 9 months ago

Yes, I received a call and answered the questions in their poll. I’ll vote for anyone opposing Ghoolsby. Maybe then some work will get done on our behalf. I’m tired of politicians running on one agenda and then spending time limiting the rights of voters once they get into office.

Robert Green
2015 years 9 months ago

Progressive is synonymus with the word liberal.Progress NC is a affiliate of Progress Now, a national advocacy group promoting a liberal message.It is a three member team comprised of our dysfunctional governor’s cronies.Now that liberalism has been exposed and the citizens have seen where these policies have taken us….bankruptcy and I think folks want to give the Republican-controlled General Assembly time to work. After next election cycle, maybe we will have a veto-proof body with a Republican governor(Pat McCrory) to pursue real changes such as pursuing the voter id law,stopping forced annexation, banning gay marriage,lower our tax burden, reducing the size of government and pursuing natural gas exploration( liberals hate the thought of gaining energy independence).After over 100 years of corrupt, state Democratic rule, we do not have much to show for after paying the highest taxes in the Southeastern U.S.

I hope Billy Boy is pumped up by this survey to pursue a run for Senator Thom Goolsby’ seat.As a New Hanover County resident but thankfully not a Wilmington resident, I would relish the opportunity to vote against Billy.Your incompetent mayor put the cart before the horse when building a convention center while the city’s infrastructure was collapsing.He owns the most sewage spills in the state.He was one of the players that encouraged the hated CFPUA to become reality.The CFPUA took the heat off of elected officials for their neglect…failing to provide basic infrastructure.They would not have to raise your taxes because this problem was passed on through higher water rates imposed by this unaccountable authority.It would make the CFPUA the villain.He has no problem spending YOUR money( now promoting the construction of a baseball stadium) and balancing the books on YOUR backs through forced annexation.Bill Saffo is the same old retread tax and spend liberal that we have seen on the local, state and national level squander our treasure.

2015 years 9 months ago

Call a spade a spade. You’re tyrannical, big governmnent Socialists.

2015 years 9 months ago

You’re a red neck racist that has the intellect of a knobbed whelk.

2015 years 9 months ago

you have a liberal organization taking a liberal-oriented poll…what do you expect the results to show!

Progressive…Bigger Government, Higher Taxes, Less Personal Control. Their motto: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.

2015 years 9 months ago

he’s a big fish in Wilmington.

He would be a minnow in Raleigh.


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