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GOP already targeting McIntyre in 2014

Posted January 16, 2013

— Two weeks after being sworn in for his ninth term on Capitol Hill, 7th District Congressman Mike McIntyre already has a bulls-eye painted on his back.

The National Republican Congressional Committee lists McIntyre's seat in southeast North Carolina as one of its top House targets in the 2014 election because the 7th District has backed Republican candidates for president in the last three elections.

"These Democrats all share something in common: They do not fit their districts," the NRCC said in a statement to supporters Wednesday, referring to its top targets.

"The NRCC will amplify its efforts to educate voters about these mismatches and provide strong alternatives. If the Democrats lose these districts, they are likely to be lost for a generation."

The other six House targets are Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona, John Barrow in Georgia, Jim Matheson in Utah, Collin Peterson in Minnesota and Nick Rahall in West Virginia.

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  • lessismore Jan 18, 8:40 p.m.

    McIntyre supports Obama's radical agenda....he must go...

  • lessismore Jan 18, 8:38 p.m.

    McIntyre is a democrat...that says it all....he must go.

  • Come On_Seriously Jan 18, 5:03 p.m.

    "We do not need a few more guys on the other side. We need guys on our side."

    THIS is the problem people! It is not you vs them, us vs them, or anybody vs. anybody- It is not a football game. Wonder why congress has 13% approval rating? Because they are split into teams that won't let the 'other' side move at all costs. We need people in there who can work together and compromise- not ram any one agenda down our collective throat.

    Compromise is how democracy works.

  • Pirate01 Jan 17, 2:01 p.m.

    "We need a few good guys on the other side. Leave McIntyre alone and go after somebody far more liberal like David Price."

    We do not need a few more guys on the other side. We need guys on our side. Any democrat in the House is that much closer to Nancy Pelosi taking over. David Price is in a very liberal district and not likely to be beat. Even though I wish he would.

  • 1983rs Jan 17, 12:31 p.m.

    independent and conservative State of North Carolina and its politcal ideology of freedom from big government,, beholding to and sponsered by the NRCC and many other unamed donors..

  • Pirate01 Jan 17, 11:40 a.m.

    If McIntyre wants to survive he had better distance himself from gun control legislation and removing the debt ceiling.

  • luvbailey Jan 17, 10:29 a.m.

    We need a few good guys on the other side. Leave McIntyre alone and go after somebody far more liberal like David Price.

  • Lucas Turner Jan 17, 9:18 a.m.

    Why don't we start in replacing the Presidency and Senate with Republican seat holders and a majority just as the house is a Republican majority and like North Carolina. In case you don't know, North Carolina is a Red State. We have a Republican controlled legislature, governor and Lt. Governor. We voted the gay marriage amendment down and gutted planned parenthood. We also carried the State for Romney. Long live the independent and conservative State of North Carolina and its political ideology of freedom from big government.

  • Offshore Jan 17, 9:08 a.m.

    I say let's just vote all Republicans out in 2014 that are up for re-election!
    xylem01

    Yeh, that's a great solution to this countries problems. Lets start with replacing the president. A résumé should have more than "community organizer" and "junior senator" on it to qualify one for president. Dems just want to tax and spend, that's no way out of a recession.

  • davidgnews Jan 17, 9:04 a.m.

    The national GOP is obsessed with stupidity (their own).

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