THE NEWS & OBSERVERSat, Sep 25, 2010
GOP stalks historic prize to control state legislature
CORNELIUS Rep. Thom Tillis’ cell phone rings to the tune of “Sunshine,” an old ’70s protest song that could be the anthem of his campaign to make N.C. history.
“This old world, she’s gonna turn around,” sings a voice. “Brand new bells’ll be ringing.”
The world Tillis and other Republicans are trying to turn around is the state legislature. Few are more single-minded in that effort than Tillis, the second-ranking House Republican.
Seventeen months ago, the Cornelius businessman quit his job as an IBM management consultant to devote himself full time to the effort. Since then he has worn out a set of tires on his Toyota pickup, traveling the state recruiting candidates and helping them hone issues and raise money.
“Very few people have the opportunity to do something that could change the course of history for the state,” says Tillis, 50. “This election without question is the most important in North Carolina since the Great Depression.”
Some analysts say Republicans – poised for big gains nationally – are well within reach of taking control of the House for the first time in more than a decade, and the Senate for the first time in more then a century. (more…)
Archive for the ‘NC-4 Congressional Race’ Category
This is the blog of Frank Roche who is an economist and was recently a conservative Republican candidate for North Carolina’s 4th District congressional seat.
May 1, 2010 Live Debate on NBC 17
Brigadier General (Ret) Norman Gaddis (Air Force) introduces Frank Roche
Frank Roche, a Republican candidate for the North Carolina 4th Congressional District has an extensive international banking/economics background. He was a guest on the FOX Business Channel on numerous occasions and the following link shows a selection of video clips from those appearances.
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