This is not really a diary, just an endzone dance. Larry came just a few hundred votes shy last time against an odious GOP hack Robin Hayes who voted continually against his districts interests.
CNN has just declared Larry Kissell the winner. We are taking back North Carolina little by little each election.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Democratic high school teacher Larry Kissell has defeated 10-year Republican incumbent Rep. Robin Hayes in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District.
The Associated Press called the race for Kissell based on an analysis of voter interviews, conducted for the AP by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International.
Two years ago, Kissell came within 329 votes of taking the seat despite a long-shot, low-budget campaign. National Democrats took notice after that election and backed Kissell this year, providing support and funding for television advertising.
We won the Governor's race, Liddy Dole is down, and Obama is leading slightly with 96% reporting.