Elaine Marshall Wins

Elaine Marshall has won the Democratic nomination to challenge North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr in November.

The veteran state leader defeated former Army prosecutor Cal Cunningham in Tuesday's election.

With 34 percent of precincts reporting, Marshall had 62 percent of the vote.

Marshall argued during her campaign that she has advocated on behalf of average citizens and fought against powerful industries. She portrayed herself as an outsider in the race despite holding statewide office for more than a decade.

Marshall's victory was a blow to Democratic Party leaders in Washington who recruited Cunningham to the race and spent more than $100,000 to boost his campaign.


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  • by Can I sue? on Jun 25, 2010 at 09:19 AM
    I got tired of her campain with her mother or somebody calling to vote for her. I filling a complaint to the phone co., probally won't do any good.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Jun 23, 2010 at 12:52 PM
    The only way to really describe Marshall if you have ever seen her is "goofy". Burr is a great man and a great Senator. The fact that he is not "famous" means he is doing everything right and is not there for his glory and fame.
  • by For the Record Location: ENC on Jun 23, 2010 at 07:52 AM
    Hehe. I find this rather ironic. Obama and the Dems wanted "Cal" to run because they thought he had a better chance against Burr. And Obama is the kiss of death. As far as Elaine - sources tell me Bev is bringing down her chances. Remember, JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A WOMAN AND A LIBERAL DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ELECTED.
  • by Boats Location: Beaufort on Jun 23, 2010 at 06:03 AM
    If I were her, I wouldn't spend a whole lot of money campaigning between now and November. It'll just be money wasted.
  • by George on Jun 23, 2010 at 05:37 AM
    Unlike some of you conservative fortunte tellers, I cannot predict who will win in November. But I do know that Marshall would bring the same work ethic and political b..ls to the US Senate that she has demonstrated during her service to this state. A far cry from Do-nothing Burr.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 23, 2010 at 05:26 AM
    Burr is now, officially, a shoe in. Burr stood up to healthcare and Cap and Trade....democrats didn't seem to recognize they work for us, not DC.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jun 23, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    only for now. she will be sent home in november.
  • by Steve Location: Ayden on Jun 22, 2010 at 07:03 PM
    Another crushing defeat for Obama and the dems. Their candidate LOST!!! Obama is the kiss of death for everything he touches. Every dem candidate, the economy, national security, the Constitution and the Country. He is killing them all.
  • by Common Sense Location: E NC on Jun 22, 2010 at 06:05 PM
    Great! Now I can go ahead and make my check out to Elaine Marshall. Goodbye Richard Burr, you have done NOTHING for North Carolina. Vote ALL incumbents out!
  • by Roxie on Jun 22, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    Handsome, yet arrongant little rich boy looses. Great! A giant step forward for the Republicans in November. After all, she is just a poor little liberal rich girl.
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