Veteran Democratic Lawmaker Bob Etheridge Loses Seat

A career nurse who became a tea party favorite in North Carolina has ousted a veteran Democratic lawmaker from Congress in the state's 2nd Congressional District.

Republican candidate Renee Ellmers called Tuesday's win over Bob Etheridge a "victory for the people." Etheridge declined to concede the race.

The 2nd District includes Nash County.

Republicans had eyed several Democratic incumbents in North Carolina as potential seats to flip in their favor. But outside groups mostly bypassed the Ellmers race to target three other Democrats: Reps. Heath Shuler, Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre. Each of those incumbents retained his seat.

The veteran lawmaker declined to concede the race Tuesday night, saying in a statement that he will work to make sure every vote is counted and to ensure the integrity of the outcome.

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  • by Marshall Location: Smithfield on Nov 4, 2010 at 12:17 PM
    Now, watch him try to steal this election. 453 votes "found" and all for him!!! vis-a-vis AL Franken We have to be on guard since Elaine Marshall (dem) gets to oversee this "recount" process. Boom Boom is with out principles.
  • by V on Nov 3, 2010 at 04:45 PM
    I remember when the assault took place.All the liberals up here that you see posting almost every day were saying they would have done the same thing(ASSAULT!).WHO ARE YOU,WHO ARE YOU,TELL me YOU ARE!Why is there always a double standard when a dumpofcrap breaks the law or better yet on everything that is morally wrong?
  • by bob Location: nc on Nov 3, 2010 at 03:54 PM
    He is now demanding a recount, because he lost by 1600 votes.
  • by Big Red Location: Greenville on Nov 3, 2010 at 02:17 PM
    I guess now that Bob Etheridge is out of a job, maybe that student he shoved can now ask: "Who are you?
  • by Matt Location: nc-2 on Nov 3, 2010 at 01:24 PM
    The longer loser bob fights this loss the less effective he'll be if he ever runs again. We haven't forgotten what you did to our state and our government and we sure won't forget the way you go out!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 at 12:51 PM
    don't let the door knob hit you where the good lord split you!!!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 at 12:51 PM
    bye bye Bob!!
  • by McIntosh Location: The South on Nov 3, 2010 at 12:46 PM
    So glad to see some of the most arrogant go down! I love all the amusing answers to "Who are you?" LOL
  • by Ellmers Glue? Location: Pitt County on Nov 3, 2010 at 12:41 PM
    I'm all "choked" up over this one! NOT!
  • by max on Nov 3, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    Bobby "Boom Boom" did not listen to the people of NC 2. 56% of us did not want Obamacare. Did he listen? No, and for that we sent him packin'. And to all who were elected; listen to us... or we will send you packin'
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