N&O Fails to Endorse Ed Ridpath

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.

Ed Ridpath


Who did endorse Ed Ridpath?

Conservation Council of North Carolina
The Capital Group Sierra Club
National Association of Social Workers NC
State Employees Association of North Carolina
North Carolina Association of Educators
Equality NC
North Carolina National Organization for Women
NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina
Planned Parenthood
Triangle Labor Council & NC State AFL-CIO

Ed Ridpath

Ed Ridpath

we're with you Ed

Stam is a bigoted fossil; he does not represent forward-thinking representation that any district in NC needs, let alone the one he currently "serves." This is a weak move by the N&O. The people in your district know better - they have a real choice.

Pam Spaulding
Durham, NC USA

Pam's House Blend

Pam Spaulding
Durham, NC USA

Pam's House Blend

Who's left at The N&O to write endorsements?

Layoffs, buy out, merger, layoffs, lack of vision, and no endorsement for Ed.

You're right, Ed. This is a positive for you - esp in your district.

Rid us of Stam!


Who's left at the N&O ......

Art (I'm not god but I am the) Pope.

I seen to recall the N&O being a part of the Puppetmaster's empire.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Those endorsements

Ed, I was very, very sorry to see that the N&O failed to endorse you. You have every reason to be proud of your campaign (I'm very excited about your candidacy) and of the endorsements that you listed above.

You're a keeper~


N&O's cynical endorsements

They have to endorse some Republicans to up their readership. In your case, the endorsement of Stam, incumbent, is a safe bet for them because a Ridpath win makes a great story for them. In another Wake race for Senate they endorsed Josh Stein's Republican opponent. Why? Because Stein is likely to win and they are more likely to gain Republican readers than lose Democratic readers in the district no matter who wins.

Guess we're all of the same mind Ed

I was going to say that not being endorsed by the N&O should be considered a badge of honor.

Why would anyone want the N&O to join that list of such impressive endorsements?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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