Recount Confirms Ellmers Victory Over Etheridge

A recount in North Carolina's closest congressional race has confirmed a victory for Republican candidate Renee Ellmers.

State Board of Elections director Gary Bartlett said Friday that a recount in the 2nd Congressional District has found that Ellmers defeated Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge by about 1,500 votes. Etheridge had requested a second count of ballots after the election earlier this month found the candidates separated by less than 1 percent of all votes cast.

Ellmers is a nurse who campaigned with the backing of the tea party movement and an early endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Etheridge is a veteran lawmaker who had won previous elections by a wide margin.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Russ on Nov 22, 2010 at 09:55 AM
    So what did the recount cost the taxpayers? Come on WITN run that story......
  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2010 at 05:00 PM
    Good! Get rid of ALL the democraps.
  • by Go home Bob on Nov 19, 2010 at 03:35 PM
    We had enough of you. You didn't represent the people.
  • by Dwayne Location: ENC on Nov 19, 2010 at 12:30 PM
    Goodbye Bob, should have happened many years ago. He was a true politician, tell you anything you want to hear but when he voted it was strictly along party lines and not what was truly good for NC. Sad that politicians forget who their constuants are like he did. Maybe there should be term limits on all of our politicians.
  • by Huh? on Nov 19, 2010 at 12:06 PM
    I still like you Bob!
  • by Bookie Location: Gville on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    Buh Bye Bobby. Arrogant bully.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:22 AM
    did we not know this already. he is such a cry baby. who r u?? who r u??? who r u?? well not the congressman anymnore. that is who u r . not a congressman. lay down with the democrat dogs and u get up with the fleas. bye bye bob.
  • by Big Al Location: NC on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM
    Who are you!? Bye Bob! Congrats Renee!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v60oNUoHBYM
  • by Oldtimer Location: Eastern NC on Nov 19, 2010 at 10:59 AM
    Now maybe the arrogant Mr. Etheridge will take the time to reflect on his "superiority" issues. He stopped listening to his constituents years ago because he decided he knew what was best for NC and did not care what we the citizens thought.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 19, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    I love how the left puts down Palin and the Teaparty...I guess they are so afraid of them they have to label them racists and haters. The point is....look at Congress, no wonder they are afraid of them. The outcome proves why even Al Sharpton calls them racist and haters...they do not know how to deal with honest hardworking conservative christians. They say Palin is an idiot....however, she is taking it to the bank. Why? These fools, libs, don't understand that by putting down Palin, they are putting her up.
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