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THE RANT: Pantano pouts after AP calls race

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I learned something interesting last night about former congressional candidate Ilario Pantano. Even though he's a war veteran, an author, a former Wall Street executive, a father, a husband, etc., etc., he doesn't deal well with losing. Full story...
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Rouzer wins GOP House nomination; Pantano refuses to talk

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State Sen. David Rouzer beat Ilario Pantano and Randy Crow in the GOP primary for the state's 7th Congressional District, but at least one of the men he beat isn't ready to accept the results. Full story...
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Jones wins NC Republican primary for 3rd District

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US Rep. Walter Jones has won the Republican nomination for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District, turning back a challenge from Frank Palombo. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Congressman says he's too busy for voters in New Hanover, Pender

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video When voters in Pender County and parts of New Hanover County go to the polls, they may be surprised by who they're voting for for Congress. The area is now part of the 3rd Congressional District, but incumbent Rep. Walter Jones has spent little time in his new territory. Full story...
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THE RANT: Where's Walter?

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When the North Carolina General Assembly redrew the 3rd Congressional District, it extended it from the Virginia state line, down through Pender County and into Downtown Wilmington. I guess Rep. Walter Jones didn't get the memo, because to my knowledge, he's made no effort to come down and introduce himself to his new constituents. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: US House candidates battle over immigration ideals

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video Pantano says Rouzer supports a form of amnesty and has betrayed the conservative cause. Rouzer says he does not support amnesty and calls Pantano a protectionist. Full story...
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Local students react to President Obama's college loan speech

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video With so many college students on federal loans, the reaction to interest rates possibly doubling has many Wilmington students upset and hoping the President continues to push Congress on extending the current rate. Full story...
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McIntyre builds warchest as Republicans battle in primary

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Rep. Mike McIntyre has passed the $1 million mark as he raises money for his bid for reelection. Meanwhile his leading Republican challengers lag well behind in the money race. Full story...
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Pantano, Rouzer tangle over immigration amnesty

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Seventh District Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano is calling out his opponent state Sen. David Rouzer. Pantano held a news conference today to show video of Rouzer discussing his role in support of amnesty for illegal aliens. Pantano claims he has hounded Rouzer for six months trying to get him to admit the truth. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: N&O - Renee Ellmers backs David Rouzer in GOP primary

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U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers waded into an intra-party fight Wednesday, endorsing state Sen. David Rouzer in the 7th Congressional district primary. Full story...
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Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld to help raise campaign money for Pantano, other veterans

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Ilario Pantano is getting some big-name help raising money for his Congressional campaign. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will attend a fundraiser for Pantano and other veterans in Washington, DC, later this month. Full story...
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3 NC Republicans vie for chance to oust Rep. McIntyre

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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. Full story...
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7th District GOP Congressional candidates square off in debate

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video From healthcare to immigration to term limits, GOP congressional candidates Randy Crow, Ilario Pantano and David Rouzer voiced their views. Full story...
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Leland Middle School students get first-hand lesson in government

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Leland Middle says it is the only school in the state that holds a mock Congressional hearing. The students showed off their knowledge and understanding of historical, political and constitutional issues in the form of testimony today. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Palombo hopes to unseat Congressional incumbent in newly expanded 3rd District

Thanks to redistricting, our area will be served by two members of the US House of Representatives. Much of Pender County and part of Wilmington are now in the 3rd Congressional District. Rep. Walter Jones has held that seat for 18 years, but this year he has a challenge in the Republican primary from former New Bern Police Chief Frank Palombo. Today Palombo discussed why he believes Congress needs term limits and why folks in our area should not feel marginalized in their new district.

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