Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ENC PAC Announces the 2010 Election Endorsements

The following text was taken directly from an email I received from my friends at Equality North Carolina, the political action committee that promotes LGBT causes in North Carolina. They have released their endorsements for the election in November and just in time for early voting. Please take a few moments to have a look and consider your choices and options for voting. Once you have made up your mind, PLEASE GO VOTE.

One-stop early voting starts tomorrow, Thursday, October 14 and Equality NC PAC is proud to share our endorsements for the 2010 General Election with you. In the current political climate, every vote is going to make a difference.
Anti-equality forces could take over the state legislature in this election, so doing everything we can to support pro-equality candidates is absolutely critical. Please help make sure that we can keep building on the positive momentum we've created together.

Here's what you can do:

1. Vote. Early voting runs from October 14-30 (Find site in your county here.) Election Day is Tuesday, November 2. You can also check your voter registration and polling place online. If you aren't already registered at your current address, you may register and vote at the same time during early voting, but not on election day.
2. Share Our Endorsements. Forward this email to friends and family and ask them to vote for pro-equality candidates.
3. Volunteer For A Campaign. Contact their campaigns and volunteer your time to help turn out the vote in their districts. In a year like this, the ground game is going to make a huge difference.
4. Make A Donation to Equality NC PAC. Your support now will help us direct much needed funds to targeted races where we can make the most difference. Click here to contribute.

Equality NC PAC 2010 Endorsements

North Carolina Senate Races

Senate District 1 Marc Basnight* (D)
Senate District 2 Barbara Garrity-Blake (D)
Senate District 3 Clark Jenkins* (D)
Senate District 7 Doug Berger* (D)
Senate District 9 Jim Leutze (D)
Senate District 14 Dan Blue* (D)
Senate District 15 Charles Malone (D)
Senate District 16 Josh Stein* (D)
Senate District 18 Bob Atwater* (D)
Senate District 19 Margaret Highsmith Dickson* (D)
Senate District 20 Floyd McKissick* (D)
Senate District 21 Eric Mansfield (D)
Senate District 23 Ellie Kinnaird* (D)
Senate District 32 Linda Garrou* (D)
Senate District 37 Dan Clodfelter* (D)
Senate District 38 Charlie Dannelly* (D)
Senate District 40 Malcolm Graham* (D)
Senate District 49 Martin Nesbitt* (D)

North Carolina House Races

House District 7 Angela Bryant* (D)
House District 18 Susi Hamilton (D)
House District 29 Larry Hall* (D)
House District 30 Paul Luebke* (D)
House District31 Mickey Michaux* (D)
House District 34 Grier Martin* (D)
House District 35 Jennifer Weiss* (D)
House District 36 Robin Anderson (D)
House District 37 Debra McHenry (D)
House District 38 Deborah Ross* (D)
House District 39 Darren Jackson* (D)
House District 41 Chris Heagarty* (D)
House District 42 Marvin Lucas* (D)
House District 44 Diane Parfitt* (D)
House District 45 Rick Glazier* (D)
House District 54 Joe Hackney* (D)
House District 56 Verla Insko* (D)
House District 57 Mary Price "Pricey" Harrison* (D)
House District 58 Alma Adams* (D)
House District 59 Maggie Jeffus* (D)
House District 60 Marcus Brandon (D)
House District 63 Alice Bordsen* (D)
House District 71 Larry Womble* (D)
House District 85 Beth Ostgaard (D)
House District 96 Gary Lafone (D)
House District 99 Rodney Moore (D)
House District 100 Tricia Cotham* (D)
House District 102 Becky Carney* (D)
House District 103 Ann Newman (D)
House District 104 Frank Deaton (D)
House District 106 Martha Alexander* (D)
House District 107 Kelly Alexander* (D)
House District 114 Susan Fisher* (D)
House District 115 Patsy Keever* (D)

Statewide Judicial Races (Nonpartisan)

Supreme Court Justice Robert C. (Bob) Hunter
Court of Appeals Judge Sanford Steelman*
Court of Appeals Judge Jane Gray
Court of Appeals Judge Rick Elmore*
Court of Appeals Judge Martha Geer*
Court of Appeals Judge

Special Instructions: Instant Runoff Voting for this seat only
a. Choose up to 3 candidates for this seat in order of your preference: 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
b. Select a different candidate for each choice.
c. Your 2nd and 3rd choices will not count against your 1st choice; they will only be considered in a runoff if your 1st choice is not in the runoff. First Choice: Cressie Thigpen*
Second Choice: Stan Hammer
Third Choice: Pamela M. Vesper
* indicates incumbent
(D) indicates Democrat.

Mecklenburg Local Races

For information on local races in Mecklenburg County, we encourage you to visit our friends at MeckPAC.

About Our Endorsements

As a registered state PAC, Equality NC PAC does not endorse in federal races such as U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress.

Equality NC PAC is committed to a non-partisan endorsement process. While there were Republicans who participated in our endorsement process, none met our complete criteria for endorsement.

Paid for by Equality NC PAC.
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.



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