3 NC Republicans vie for chance to oust Rep. McIntyre

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Submitted: Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:40am
Updated: Tue, 05/01/2012 - 1:40am

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – Republicans see North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District as a prime opportunity to extend their party’s majority in the US House by unseating veteran lawmaker Mike McIntyre, among the most conservative Democrats in Washington.

McIntyre has represented a district in the state’s southeastern corner for 15 years. District voters backed Republicans John McCain for president in 2008 and George W. Bush in 2004.

But the state’s Republican-controlled legislature last year cut out heavily Democratic precincts in central Wilmington and in McIntyre’s hometown of Lumberton, making the conservative-leaning district potentially even more advantageous for the GOP.

Now three Republicans – state Sen. David Rouzer, author and ex-Marine Ilario Pantano and perennial candidate Randy Crow – will square off in the May 8 primary for the right to challenge McIntyre, who is running unopposed.

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  • SurfCityTom says:

    Mr. Crow, perhaps your blast of hot air explains one of the reasons you are a perennial candidate and not a sucessful candidate.

    What does all that dribble have to do with the 7th District?

    How would you better serve the District than the other two candidates?

    If selected as the Republican candidate, what would you propose to do that would better serve the District than Congressman McIntyre?

    That’s called being specific Mr. Crow.

    How about some specifics and less hot air?

    Otherwise, you may continue as a Perrenial Candidate, with a new nickname. “The Whale” — when they surface, whales don’t do much more than spout off hot air.

  • Bill says:

    Mr. Crow, do you have any contact information? I have searched the internet, but have come up empty. I am wondering why you or someone in your campaign saw fit to place one of your green/white campaign signs in my yard today without permission.

  • Randy Crow says:

    Perennial Candidate? Why? Are you better off today than you were when I first ran for political office in 1997? Gas then $1.00/gallon. Now $4.00/gallon. National debt then $ 4.5 T, Now $ 15 T. 911 which no one believes the government version. Attack Iraq and Afghanistan to kill Al-Queda by Congress unConstitutionally giving authority to President for reasons proven inaccurate. In last year president has decided to kill Americans without due process of law, unConstitutional. NDAA which classifies Americans as potential terrorists which can be locked up forever without due process of law in violation of US Constitution 5,6 Amendments. Uncovered by Big Media Obama’s March 16 Executive Order National Defense Resources Preparedness which allows the military confiscate, steal anything they want from citizens and corporations without due process of law. Sanctions which do noting except promote communi$m and increase the price we pay for gasoline. A constant threat to attack Iran with no talk of Congress declaring war on Iran as the Constitution requires. Incredibly, Iran is Al-Queda biggest enemy. So we attacked Al-Queda in 2002, and now without any authority the US may attack Iran, the exact opposite of our original enemy of 2002. Corzine/JP Morgan steals MFGlobal’s customers segregated precious metals accounts. Stocks held in street name ready to be stolen by NY Banksters. And I’m called a perennial candidate. Maybe there is a reason. Like this country is perennially corrupt and the only candidates elected are those financed by NY Banksters.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    Are you on crack?

  • Guest111 says:

    Pantano and his wife need to get a job at Animal Control since they are such lovers of animals. Wait, Animal Control is run by the Sheriff’s Dept now, Pantano USED to work for the Sheriff, doesn’t now, so he probably couldn’t get a job there, either.

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