Republicans Lining Up To Have A Go At ShulerBy
While I find this HT-N editorial impossibly optimistic about Republicans’ chances in the Congressional elections next year, it’s interesting enough to give a read:
A few weeks ago, Henderson County Republican Party Chairman Robert Danos trumpeted efforts by local Republicans to clear the primary field for Greg Newman, the Hendersonville mayor who announced last week that he is running for Congress.
“Newman is obviously the best known candidate in and around Hendersonville, but he will be challenged by others.
Last week attorney Ed Krause, 62, of Marion, announced his candidacy. Daniel J. Ostergaard, a professor at Western Carolina University who is a Coast Guard Academy graduate with a background in homeland security, is also considering a run.
Neither Krause nor Ostergaard will have the base or the support that Newman will have. They’re from the eastern and western edges of the district.
The bigger problem for the Hendersonville mayor is Carl Mumpower. Even if he loses his re-election bid to the Asheville City Council, Mumpower, of the outsized ego and lofty self-regard, may be unable to resist the siren song of 1994-Redux.”