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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Bryson City Democrat files for 11th District seat

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Describing himself as a fiscally conservative "mountain Democrat," Bryson City Alderman Rick Bryson announced his candidacy for 11th District congressional seat on Monday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Meadows takes aim at Obama's 'legacy of secretiveness'

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U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows said he plans to crack the Obama administration's "legacy of secretiveness" has the newly appointed chair of a subcommittee that could have a high-profile role in investigations of the IRS, labor issues and public unions.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Meadows uses 'liberal attacks' as fundraising catalyst

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Mark Meadows says the liberals are out to get him, and he's turning the attacks into a fundraising campaign.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | 2014 11th Congressional District election

Henderson County Opinion

Meadows gets an opponent, Apodaca reacts to Dan River

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CAMPAIGN NOTES: U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows announced his candidacy for reelection in the 11th Congressional District, saying he needs to continue fighting for jobs and Christian values and against "excessive government spending."   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | 2014 election | Mosscolumn

Henderson County Politics

Meadows raised less cash than fellow freshmen

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Freshman U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows raised less money than his peers in the House and has less cash on hand but it may not matter. With filing opening today, Meadows has no opponent in sight for the 2014 election.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows

Henderson County News

Meadows votes no on Sandy relief

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U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, the new 11th District congressman who won the redrawn seat formerly held by Heath Shuler, wasted no time confirming his conservative bona fides.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows

Henderson County News

Meadows announces Hendersonville office

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U.S. Rep.-elect Mark Meadows will locate his main 11th District office at the 1995 Henderson County Courthouse on Grove Street, he announced Tuesday.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Mark Meadows

Henderson County News

Duke Energy hires Shuler as lobbyist

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U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler is cashing in.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler | Duke Energy

Henderson County News

Voters send Meadows to Congress, Houston wins School Board seat

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Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Henderson County School Board

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING RECOMMENDS: Meadows for Congress

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The 11th Congressional District has boasted a proud and colorful history as a swing seat throughout its recent history.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Henderson County politics | Mark Meadows | Hayden Rogers | U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler

Henderson County Politics

Meadows gets nod from small-business group

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Mark Meadows announced the endorsement of his candidacy for Congress from the National Federation of Independent Business' (NFIB) political action committee, Save America's Free Enterprise Trust.   Read Story »

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North Carolina Politics

Local contractor joins Meadows to counter Biden

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ASHEVILLE — NC 11th District nominee Mark Meadows will join Andrew Riddle, owner of Riddle Construction Co. in Hendersonville, for a news conference to counter an appearance in Asheville Tuesday of Vice President Joe Biden.   Read Story »

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North Carolina Politics

Radio personality to speak at Tea Party forum

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SKYLAND — J.D. Hayworth, radio and television personality and former Arizona congressman, is scheduled to speak during the Asheville Tea PAC's non-partisan forum on Saturday, at the Skyland Fire Department. He is scheduled to arrive at noon.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | NC politics

Henderson County Politics

Runoff spending depletes Meadows' campaign account

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The runoff in the 11th Congressional District forced Republican nominee Mark Meadows to deplete his campaign war chests as the winner heads into the general election.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Mark Meadows | Hayden Rogers | campaign finance

Henderson County Politics

Meadows swamps Patterson to win 11th Dct. nomination

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FLETCHER — Sweeping to an overwhelming victory, 11th Congressional District nominee Mark Meadows vowed on Tuesday night to "finish the job we started in 2010" and return the seat to Republican hands for the first time since 2006.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Mark Meadows | Jeff Miller

Henderson County Politics

Flat Rock among top voting precincts in NC

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FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock showed one of the highest turnouts of any precinct in the 11th Congressional District, where two Republican candidates are vying for the nomination in the redrawn GOP-friendly district.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Mark Meadows | Vance Patterson

Fletcher Politics

Candidates set runoff election watch

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FLETCHER — NC 11th congressional district candidates Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson have set their locations for runoff returns watching with supporters.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING RECOMMENDS: Choose Meadows in runoff

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Republicans and independents will trickle to the polls on Tuesday to choose the Republican nominee for the 11th Congressional District, a likely pickup for the GOP.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Mark Meadows | Vance Patterson

Henderson County Politics

11th District Republicans to debate June 19

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Vance Patterson and Mark Meadows, the two Republicans who meet in a July 17 runoff to determine the nominee for the 11th Congressional District, will meet in a head-to-head debate sponsored by the Henderson County Tea Party at 5:30 p.m. June 19 at the Bay Breeze Restaurant on Asheville Highway in Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Mark Meadows | Vance Patterson | Henderson County Tea Party

Henderson County Politics

'Most conservative' rep taps Meadows

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Congressional candidate Mark Meadows won the endorsement Thursday from a South Carolina congressman who lays claim to the title of "most conservative member of Congress."   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Mark Meadows