The Southern Dem has been singing the praises of Larry Kissell for weeks and months and I've found her enthusiasm contagious. But tonight I got the meet Larry himself, as did more than a hundred other folks from around the Triangle. And I'm here to tell you: Larry Kissell is the real deal. He's smart and quick and honest and as nice as the day is long. He has a warm sense of humor, a strong handle on the issues, and he's just the kind of person North Carolina needs as a representative in Congress.
Our fundraiser was a smash hit -- especially because of the enormous contribution of David Price and his wonderful staff. They really drove the turn out and spread the word. People kept coming and coming and they all had a great time from what I could tell. Plus it didn't rain! I'm not sure what the final fundraising tally was (we should know tomorrow), but the turnout and energy were off the chart. We were expecting 70 people, but the real number was around 120. That is, 120 excited, energized and committed people who Larry can count on for help and support. I've never been more proud to be an Orange County Democrat.
The crowd waiting for Larry to talk.
Larry on deck after Jack Sanders (Orange County Democratic Party Chair) warms up the crowd.