Posted by: reddiva | May 5, 2010

Primary Results – Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio

This is going to be short and sweet.  All three states renominated the incumbent whether Democrat or Republican if the incumbent was running.

The Indiana Senate seat vacated by Evan Bayh (D) will be decided in November between Dan Coats (R) and more than likely Brad Ellsworth (D) – the Democrats will play around with their choice until they announce their decision sometime before June 30.

North Carolina Senate incumbent, Richard Burr (R) will face either James Calvin “Cal” Cunningham (D) or Elaine Marshall (D) following a runoff between the two scheduled for June 22.

Larry Kissell, the Democratic incumbent for NC-8 will also have to wait until a June 22 runoff to see if his opposition is Tim D’Annunzio (R) or Harold Johnson.

The same unknown faces Heath Shuler (D-NC11) and Mel Watt (D-NC12).  The June 22 runoff for District 11 will provide Shuler’s November opponent – either Jeff Miller or Libertarian/Republican Dan Eichenbaum.  The candidates facing a runoff for District 12 are Scott Cumbie and Rick Dority.

Brad Miller (D-NC13) is the last candidate who will have to wait until after the June 22 runoff to see whose name to put on his mud-slinging.  Will it be Bill Randall or Bernie Reeves?

Ohio, you didn’t do any better than that so don’t be patting yourself on the back yet.  I will give you credit where credit is due – you voted in larger numbers for the winners of the Republican primary candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, John Kasich and Mary Taylor, than for the Democratic incumbent ticket of Ted Strickland and Yvette McGee-Brown.

I haven’t seen a date yet for a possible runoff for OH-18 between Fred Dailey (R) and Bob Gibbs (R) to challenge Zack Space, the Democratic incumbent, in the general election next November.

Just one parting shot from me this morning – all three states, take notice!  The Libertarians who are infiltrating the Republican Party talk a good talk, but those “freedoms” they promise to restore to you include their socially liberal opinions, and I will assure you that you will not be happy if you follow through and fall for their line of BS which is not really much different from what Obama promised.  They are determined to undermine the party planks of the Republican Party, and if you give them the chance, that is exactly what they will do.

Have a good day…



  1. NC is one of those states that are so set in their ways, it will take a bulldozer to move them. Republicans need to start fighting hard, look at what they have done to our state. Get off your backside and stand with the people.


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