In what I can only think of as a good omen, the Raleigh N&O endorsed my opponent
Of course, that riled up my strong supporters Ridpath Representative:
We were disappointed in The News & Observer's Oct. 10 endorsement of Republican Paul Stam over Democrat Ed Ridpath for N.C. House District 37. This endorsement appears to be based on a perception that Stam is "tough and his criticisms sometimes irritate the House leadership." While "irritation" from the minority leader may encourage partisan rancor, it does not provide the representation that residents in his district deserve
Jim and Linda Martin, Apex
Thanks to the Martin family and the many folks who weighed in and continue to support our campaign. We all deserve better representation.