virginia foxx

Josh Brannon to face Virginia Foxx in November

Don't write this race off yet, folks:

Josh Brannon breezed his way through a Democratic second primary on Tuesday, earning the right to go head-to-head with Republican U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx in the 5th Congressional District race this fall. Brannon will have an uphill battle this fall in the heavily Republican district. Foxx was first elected to the U.S. House in 2004 and has soared to a win every two years.

“We’re not going to be able to outspend her. That’s clear. So we’re just going to have to run a campaign that gets our message out in ways other than big media,” Brannon said.

He has campaigned on the theme of taking money out of politics.

Yes, we've heard this song before, but this guy is incredibly easy to like. We've been friends on Facebook for several weeks now, and I had no idea he was in a runoff race with another Democrat. Think about that, especially in light of the ugliness surrounding the Berger/Walker competition. Josh has been steadily campaigning against Foxx, and has developed some very powerful messaging. It's going to be a tough race, and the PACs may be a little shy of helping, but that doesn't mean you can't help #OUTFOXX:

Virginia Foxx's Sugar Daddy

, Corinthian Colleges, appears to be in hot water and for Foxx, the money spigot may be drying up. According to an article in the New York Times dated July 4, 2014, Corinthian has allegedly lied to "students and investors about job placement rates for its graduates and about its financial condition." In 2013, the California Attorney General brought suit. On July 8, 2014, the New York Times editorial board wrote an opinion about the for-profit college collapse.

Virginia Foxx's Sugar Daddy

, Corinthian Colleges, appears to be in hot water and for Foxx, the money spigot may be drying up. According to an article in the New York Times dated July 4, 2014, Corinthian has allegedly lied to "students and investors about job placement rates for its graduates and about its financial condition." In 2013, the California Attorney General brought suit. On July 8, 2014, the New York Times editorial board wrote an opinion about the for profit college collapse.

US Senate: Rep. Virginia Foxx?

Under the Dome today

Is Virginia Foxx testing the Senate waters?

Read more here: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/is_viriginia_foxx_testin...

Senator Hagan leads GOP field by double digits

'Hagan leads GOP field by double digits' from PPP

“North Carolinians continue to be closely divided on Kay Hagan,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “But she’ll get a break if she can run against the leadership of an extremely unpopular GOP legislature.”

Raleigh, N.C.— The unpopularity of the North Carolina General Assembly may be starting to take a toll on the Republican Party’s chances of ousting freshman Sen. Kay Hagan next fall. Last month, she led eight Republicans tested against her by margins of only four to nine points. In this month’s poll, that has shot up an average of six points.

"Let them eat cake! Or at least take the stairs..."

Virginia Foxx suffered a serious Marie Antoinette moment and was caught by Washington's insider The Hill and busted for it. Apparently, she doesn't like anyone but the anointed riding her elevator with her. From The Hill:

"The lawmaker, who was recently elected to a House GOP leadership post, asked for whom the pair worked. Then she turned to the female staffer, who had no clue she was on board what was soon to be the elevator ride of doom. Foxx said to the staffer, “This is a ‘members-only’ elevator; can you read?” She then demanded the staffer’s name before the elevator stopped after going just one more floor up. “Get out here,” Foxx supposedly commanded.

Motsinger's Clean Campaign

From Elisabeth Motsinger:

This evening, we will know who the voters of the 5th District of North Carolina have selected as your congresswoman for the next two years. You, my supporters, have been so generous with your time, your money, and your encouragement over the last year. You have inspired me--and even more importantly--the campaign's core staff and volunteers--to keep going when the going got rough, when we faced attack mailers from the incumbent, and a smear campaign from a disgruntled blogger.

Winston Salem Journal endorses Elisabeth Motsinger

Well done.

Rep. Foxx, who was first elected to Congress in 2004, represents the calcification of the political process and is therefore an impediment to reasoned political compromise, Motsinger has proved that she is willing to work with those with differing views.

Please join me in contributing here. Every bit helps.

Motsinger calls on Foxx to explain Welfare-to-Work reform

(Winston-Salem) Elisabeth Motsinger has called on her Congressional opponent to explain why she co-sponsored a bill that would gut welfare work requirements, while simultaneously criticizing President Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services for welfare reforms that she mistakenly claims would do the same thing.

Virginia Foxx co-sponsored HR 118, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act, which would allow states to combine moneys from state-federal employment and training funds into a single fund. According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the nonpartisan analysis arm of Congress, the bill would nullify federal eligibility requirements for those programs, including the work requirement.

“I am confused why Mrs. Foxx puts forth a bill that directly contradicts her criticisms of the president,” Motsinger said. “Citizens back here in the district have the right to an explanation.” Motsinger is running to unseat Foxx in North Carolina’s 5th District.

David vs. Goliath: U.S. Rep. Foxx has 135 Times More Cash on Hand than Opponent Elisabeth Motsinger

From the High Country Press

David vs. Goliath:’ U.S. Rep. Foxx has 135 Times More Cash on Hand than Opponent Elisabeth Motsinger

By Jesse Wood

Elizabeth Motsinger

Aug. 28, 2012. Vying for a seat in the U.S. House in November, Elisabeth Motsinger faces incumbent U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) at a serious disadvantage.

Foxx has 135 times more cash on hand than her opponent. The financial disparity is so striking that Motsinger has dubbed the race “David vs. Goliath.”

According to the latest quarterly campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Motsinger had $11,000 “cash on hand.” As of June 30, Foxx had $1.5 million in her coffers.

“Well, it is a huge gap if you believe elections should be bought and paid for. I don’t,” Motsinger said. “The big question is as American people, do we really want our votes paid for?”

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