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New Democratic chair visits NC to talk about 2012

Posted May 18, 2011

— The new Democratic National Committee leader was visiting North Carolina to rally the party's troops and talk about the state's role in President Obama's re-election campaign.

Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was visiting the North Carolina headquarters for Organizing for America in downtown Raleigh, 130 E. Morgan St., at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The DNC formally elected Wasserman Schultz as the new chair two weeks ago.

Organizing for America is a DNC project and was part of the volunteer network that helped put Obama in the White House in 2008.

He won North Carolina's electoral votes for the Democrats for the first time in 32 years, edging John McCain by about 14,000 votes.

The Democrats already have shown they're interested in Obama winning North Carolina again by choosing Charlotte as the site of the 2012 national convention.


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  • Buc May 18, 2011

    Sorry, but your left-wing spewage gets old. I take offense at your building name recogniton on the back of the tragedy that happened to your friend. But then again, what do you expect of today's politicians?

  • Snookyone May 18, 2011

    Because the debt that Bush left was so HUGE, the interest has accrued rapidly and heavily. And Regan is the father of deficit spending while Clinton was set to pay off the national debt in 2012. Remember that Bush gave away $625 to every tax payer rather than pay down the debt. That esentially purchased their vote.

  • 5Rs May 18, 2011

    "Guess you havent figured out yet the debt began under Bush, not BHO." - ratherbnwpb

    Obviously that is not true.

    What is true is that Obama has taken the debt to new levels, both more rapidly than any other President and as a percentage of GDP.

  • redapace May 18, 2011

    The ammo manufacturers are already working overtime to get ready for the great ammo re-re-stocking of 2012. They are not going to run out of supply THIS time around!

  • cwood3 May 18, 2011

    Rather-there is enough blame to go around for every President in years wheb it comes to deficit spending. You Dems would like to credit Ole Boy Bill for balancing the budget for a few years. The Gingrich led Congress balanced the budget-with Slick WIllie an unwilling signer.

    That being said, President Obama has accelerated the deficit spending multiple times since he got in office. As I have said in the past, we're in a fix. raise taxes and the economy goes to he.. in a handbasket. Cut spending and the handout crowd belly aches and the media listens.

    What is one to do??? We must do something-or America will go off the cliff. Your DNC leader is nothing more than a fire breathing liberal(which is where the party is going).

    For all you Democrats who don't want to go over the cliff with President Obama and Ms. Wasserman, there is room for you in the Repub tent. We're not perfect, but that's still better than leading America over the cliff!!!

  • unclegrits May 18, 2011

    "Welfare and entitlements....that's all democrats know to talk about."

    Bin Laden would disagree.

  • A Libertarian May 18, 2011

    Another liberal political hack that is clueless. I bet the liberals and socialists love her. She lives by Big government way of life. I just can live with government telling me what to do and when to do it. Sorry, Thats just me.

  • Mark Hayes May 18, 2011

    This is real leadership,coming from a state that has more problems than we do yet is going to help organize the disorganized,she needs to be home tending her flock,but thats what they do in hopes it will straighten itself out by the time she gets home.

  • whatusay May 18, 2011

    Welfare and entitlements....that's all democrats know to talk about.

  • batcave May 18, 2011

    I am sure she told them ---Now your first priority should be to stay out of prison.