The Winston-Salem Journal Endorses Dan Besse for Lt. Governor and Roy Carter in the 5th!

From the Winston-Salem Journal this morning:


The two major political parties are each offering their voters four potential nominees for lieutenant governor. The Journal chooses to endorse only Democrat Dan Besse of Winston-Salem.

A lawyer, Besse spent a number of years lobbying in Raleigh on issues related to the environment, poverty and health-care access, so he knows the legislative process.

Besse also has a good mix of state and local government experience. For 20 years, he served on important state commissions that oversee, among other things, environmental and coastal regulation, and he’s now in his seventh year on the Winston-Salem City Council. He’s a hardworking, accessible councilman known for his reasoned responses to issues. He can use the lieutenant governor’s office as a bully pulpit for the issues about which he has been most passionate in his career of public service - the environment and access to health-insurance coverage for North Carolinians.

We do not see in the Republican field the right combination of experience and personal temperament to be effective in the job. So we choose not to endorse there.


In the Democratic race for the 5th District U.S. House nomination, and the right to face Rep. Virginia Foxx, the Journal endorses Roy Carter, a retired teacher and coach who lives in Ashe County. Having grown up in the Northwest mountains, and having taught and coached in Ashe, Wilkes and Surry counties for many years, Carter knows the district well. He has been running a well-organized, energetic campaign, demonstrating skills that would serve him well in Congress.


Good for the Journal

Big news.

Great for Dan!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Watauga's "Pam's Pick's" endorses Besse, Neal, Carter

Every county has a king-maker. In Watauga, Pam Williamson is it. Her pick list goes out to thousands of registered Democrats every cycle.

President: Barack Obama
US Senate: Jim Neal
US Congress, District #5: Roy Carter
Governor: Bev Perdue (reluctantly)
Lieutenant Governor: Dan Besse
State Auditor: Beth A. Wood
Commissioner of Insurance: Wayne Goodman
Commissioner of Labor: Robin Anderson
Superintendent of Instruction: June Atkinson
State Treasurer: Janet Crowell
CountyCommissioner, District 1: Tim Futrelle
Court of Appeals Judge, Race #1: James A. (Jim) Wynn
Court of Appeals Judge, Race #2: Kristin Ruth

And yeah, it looks like EVERYBODY is sweating the candidates for Governor. How did they blow it so bad?

very cool!

I wonder who Union's kingmaker is? I swear on some of these races I've reached a point where I just want to be told how to vote.....not really....but I didn't think I'd find myself undecided on some of these at this point in the race.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Thank you, Pam, for your key endorsement!

I am very proud to be one of Pam's Picks!

With all of us working together, we will win the fight to keep insurance rates fair, reasonable and low ... and keep the insurance industry from taking over the Dept of Insurance.

If individual readers haven't heard me directly ask yet, then do know that through this post I am asking for your vote!

Again, thank you, Pam (and to Frank for sharing the news, too).

Wayne Goodwin
Democratic candidate for NC Insurance Commissioner

Alright, Wayne!

And great commercial!

W-SJ - also endorses Hagan, Moore and Orr (on the Rep. side)

It was an unenthusiastic endorsement for Moore.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Team Carter

was very pleased to wake up to the WS Journal's endorsement! Congrats to Dan too!

It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task. RFK

I'm an idealist without illusions. JFK

Thank You Frank

I am certainly honored to be endorsed by the Winston-Salem Journal and of course Pam Williamson. Endorsements like these mean the world to me. Frank thank you for all that you're doing, hopefully we'll see you tonight at the debate.
Roy J. Carter
North Carolina 5th District

Roy J. Carter
North Carolina 5th District

Dan Besse drinks my milkshake.

HE DRINKS IT UP!!!!!!!!!!111111111111