2012 Democratic Candidates redux


I posted this way back on October 18th, and I’ve had enough folks asking me for a list that I thought I’d put it atop the page again. Go vote, people!

You probably know just who to vote for in the Presidential race and the Congressional race. Maybe you even have your legislators and County Commissioners figured out. How many of you have the County School Board or statewide judicial races sussed? To help you sort out who’s who, the Buncombe County Democratic Party has put together a handy list of Democratic candidates. Use it if you want it, leave it if you don’t!

Buncombe County Commission
County Commission Chair
David Gantt

County Commission, District 1 (State House 114)
Holly Jones
Brownie Newman

County Commission, District 2 (State House 115)
Ellen Frost
Carol Peterson

County Commission, District 3 (State House 116)
Terry Van Duyn
Michelle Pace Wood

Register of Deeds
Drew Reisinger

North Carolina General Assembly
State House District 114
Susan Fisher

State House District 115
Susan E. Wilson

State House District 116
Jane Whilden

State Senate District 49
Martin Nesbitt

U.S. Congress
U.S. House District 10
Patsy Keever

U.S. House District 11
Hayden Rogers

Buncombe School Board
Dusty Pless, At-large Representative
Chip Craig, Owen District Representative
Steve Sizemore, Roberson Dristrict Representative
Ann Franklin, North Buncombe District Representative

Judicial Races
North Carolina Supreme Court
Judge Sam J. Ervin IV

Court of Appeals (Thigpen seat)
Judge Cressie Thigpen

Court of Appeals (McGee seat)
Judge Linda M. McGee

Court of Appeals (Bryant seat)
Judge Wanda Bryant

Barack Obama

Walter Dalton

Lt. Governor
Linda Coleman

N.C. Attorney General
Roy Cooper

Secretary Of State
Elaine Marshall

State Treasurer
Janet Cowell

N.C. Insurance Commissioner
Wayne Goodwin

N.C. State Superintendent
June Atkinson

N.C. State Auditor
Beth Wood

Labor Commissioner
John C. Brooks

Agriculture Commissioner
Walter Smith


  1. TJ says:

    From my email buddies at the Tea Party.

    It begins:

    “Learn More and Help Us To Put An End To Voter Fraud http://www.voterintegrityproject.com/
    ALLEGEDLY 200 people in WAKE COUNTY alone went to vote and they said they had already voted.
    GUILFORD COUNTY had people mark their ballots for R/R and it automatically switched to Obama/Biden.
    If this happens election day, we will NOT be able to stop it!

    Voter Fraud Hot Line: 919 825 1833

    On Monday of this week, Democrats in North Carolina clearly violated North Carolina state law in their efforts to turn out the vote for Barack Obama. http://www.ashevilleteaparty.org
    Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk From Heritage Foundation: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid22526598001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAEvyZyE~,hjAiHwqzIV8iQlR-YHXVMxYOE-958fbo&bctid=1854103507001

    Related story from ’08: http://www.examiner.com/article/north-carolina-democrats-admit-voting-twice-for-barack-obama-2008-election?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150739938244299_23651979_10151179302764299#f3fd53f574c1ff

    PLEASE BEWARE: Guilford County voters say they voted for the wrong candidate: “

  2. TJ says:

    Why is my comment being moderated? Is it because of the links?

  3. Tom Buckner says:

    Every computer voting company is owned by friends of the GOP. They can steal elections in states that are closer than about 5% and B.S. everybody that it was an “upset.” This is what they did in 2004 in Ohio. Remember, Bush got fewer votes than Gore in 2000 and was actually LOSING support by 2004, over the Iraq war and the tax cuts blowing up the deficit. Dem voters came out in droves looking for revenge. They waited hours in the Ohio rain.

    So how did he get re-elected? It was mathematically impossible! He stole Ohio. And it was taboo to say so. Still is.

    Kerry may have earned 360 Electoral College votes and similar activities may have cost the Dems 10 to 20 Congressional seats in the 2006 midterms.

    Not that these are the only two times it’s happened.

    So I want to say this: I don’t want to believe Mitt Romney will steal this election.

    But I do believe it. 2008 was just too much of a blowout to steal. Nobody would have fallen for it. This time, for some insane reason, it’s actually close. Kerry was polling a tiny bit better at this point in 2004 than Obama is now, if I’m not mistaken.

    The Republicans effectively own all the computerized voting machines, which the Obama administration spent three years and nine months DOING NOTHING ABOUT.

    They WILL steal the election.

    God, I hope I’m wrong.

    But they WILL.

    And here is my question to you who read this.

    WHEN it happens, what will YOU do?

  4. TJ says:

    Hi Tom,

    Sure have missed you. R’s are claiming the machines are rigged already…saying there’s fraud.

    I say we call the mothership, and send them all home.

    Or, I’m going. I’ll come back and get you.

  5. Andrew Dahm says:

    You’re probably right, Tom. That would make three out of four by my count.


  6. Davyne Dial says:

    Argentina’s still too close to their history of military dictatorships for my comfort level. Somewhere in the Netherlands would be my suggestion.

    For sheer beauty anywhere along the Mediterranean Coast, south of the Alps.

  7. Ascend of Asheville says:

    Netherlands gets my vote. Or Belgium or Denmark, or Norway.
    Canada used to be the standby, but even Canada is not safe anymore.

  8. TJ says:

    Argentina’s still too close to their history of military dictatorships for my comfort level. Somewhere in the Netherlands would be my suggestion.

    And, Netherlands have been known to offer asylum for a women whose husband was abusing her and the kids, when the courts failed to protect.

    I think we could make a good case for gov’t abuse.

  9. TJ says:

    Something to laugh about(so we don’t cry):


  10. Andrew Dahm says:

    It was a Yellow Submarine reference, that Argentina thing.

  11. Tom Buckner says:

    I occurs to me that Chris Christie might be sane after all. Maybe the storm was a Road to Damascus moment.

  12. TJ says:

    So, now my comment disappeared about the R’s claiming voter fraud.

    Did I do something wrong?

    Okay, this is weird…. Now, it’s back, but, still says its awaiting moderation. What’s the deal, so, I don’t do it again, if I messed something up again.

  13. Andrew Dahm says:

    It could be that Mr Christie knows who’s going to win the election and is establishing his bipartisan bona fides for a run in 2016. Half of Fox News’ audience will be dead by that election, time to position for the future.

  14. Jason Bugg says:

    Dear God Tom’s post was the most hysterical thing I’ve ever read. Good job.

  15. Tom Buckner says:

    Hysterical funny or hysterical hysterical?

    Either way, remember: I want to be wrong. I was surprised they ever allowed Obama to be elected but swiftly concluded that the GOP vote-tamperers must have a rule of thumb not to alter any outcomes more than about 5% since that would be too blatant and result in real reforms making further thefts impossible; better, in that strategy, to lose a battle and keep the theft machine intact.

    Which it is. No serious Congressional or Justice Department investigations were ever launched against Diebold, ES&S, Sequoia, or now Hart Intercivic, a company the Romney family has money in.

  16. Jason Bugg says:

    Hysterical in the classic sense. That your fallopian tubes have broken off and your ovaries are rolling around inside of you, making you insane.

  17. Andrew Dahm says:

    Mitt Romney, by that logic, will have a hysterical presidency.

  18. Don Fickles says:


    WordPress has an internal setting that, if activated, places comments that exceed a certain amount of links in them into a moderation queue. The default on this is, I believe, three. See, spammy comments usually have a high number of links to spammy websites that try to sell you fake Viagra, try to deliver malware onto your computer via a link promising nude photos of Kurt Schwitters, or get you to visit In Et Arcadia Ego…

    I doubt there was anything conspiratorial behind it.