I started this as a comment to Lance, but it ended up being larger than a comment deserves. This is a list of NC Senate seats that are uncontested (so far) in North Carolina. For now, we stand ahead 18-16 in the uncontested seats. The seats are posted below by party. Are there any we can immediately remove from the list? Seats where the "last second" strategy is in play? I see from a search of unopposed Republican seats that one is Basnight's seat - assuming he will run that makes it 18-15. Having that kind of lead is good, but it would be nice to END with something like 15-5.
DEMOCRATIC EDGECOMBE CLARK JENKINS
DEMOCRATIC HERTFORD ROBERT L.
DEMOCRATIC WAYNE John Kerr
DEMOCRATIC FRANKLIN DOUG BERGER
DEMOCRATIC NEW HANOVER JULIA BOSEMAN
DEMOCRATIC DUPLIN Charles W. (Charlie)
DEMOCRATIC NASH A. B. Swindell
DEMOCRATIC WAKE VERNON MALONE
DEMOCRATIC WAKE JANET COWELL
DEMOCRATIC CHATHAM Bob Atwater
DEMOCRATIC DURHAM JEANNE H.
DEMOCRATIC SCOTLAND Bill Purcell
DEMOCRATIC GUILFORD KAY HAGAN
DEMOCRATIC GUILFORD KATIE G.DORSETT
DEMOCRATIC FORSYTH LINDA GARROU
DEMOCRATIC MECKLENBURG Charlie Dannelly
DEMOCRATIC MECKLENBURG Malcolm Graham
DEMOCRATIC GASTON David W. Hoyle
REPUBLICAN BEAUFORT Hood Richardson
Incumbent - Democrat Marc Basnight
REPUBLICAN ONSLOW Harry Brown
REPUBLICAN JOHNSTON FRED SMITH
REPUBLICAN WAKE NEAL HUNT
REPUBLICAN WAKE RICHARD STEVENS
REPUBLICAN MOORE HARRIS BLAKE
REPUBLICAN ROCKINGHAM Philip E. (Phil) Berger
REPUBLICAN RANDOLPH Jerry W. Tillman
REPUBLICAN SURRY DON W EAST
REPUBLICAN DAVIDSON STAN BINGHAM
REPUBLICAN DAVIE ANDREW C.BROCK
REPUBLICAN UNION W. Edward (Eddie) Goodall, Jr.
REPUBLICAN MECKLENBURG Robert Pittenger
I'm surprised no one is running against Pittenger. Mecklenburg is S.D.s neck of the woods, n'est pas? Okay, so if I just said chicken egg, you'll have to forgive my 8th/9th grade French. Also, there is the fact that Pittinger is a nutbag.
Sen. Robert Pittenger sits alone at one end of that spectrum. In his Feb. 5 essay "We aren't changing climate," he cites "authorities" that don't represent the position of scientists or policy-makers around the world, including the National Academy of Sciences and even President Bush. They agree pollution from coal plants, vehicle emissions and other fossil fuels has created a greenhouse gas envelope in our atmosphere that's warming our planet.
REPUBLICAN GASTON James (Jim) Forrester PO BOX
REPUBLICAN CATAWBA AUSTIN ALLRAN
REPUBLICAN HENDERSON Tom Apodaca