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State Employees Try for New Political Party Falls Short PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Sunday, 23 May 2010 17:33

State employees, trying to establish a new political party in the state have fallen short in their effort.

The group had hoped for 84,600 signatures to establish the new party and place a candidate to run in the 8th District, the seat currently held by democrat Larry Kissell of Biscoe.  Kevin LeCount, political director for the group, told the Raleigh News & Observer they are now looking to 2012 and are hoping for an independent candidate to run against Kissell.  The party had hoped to go after candidates who opposed health care reform, including Kissell, Republican Heath Shuler of Bryson City and MikeMcIntyre of Lumberton.



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