40 in 2010: NC-08

    (In order for the Republicans to take back the House in 2010, they need to net 40 seats. It’s a long shot, but it is possible. By my count, there are 83 Dem-held seats that the Republicans have at least an outside chance of winning. That number will change as we get closer to election time, of course. But for now, I’ll be highlighting some of these seats from time to time.)

    In my last post, proudgop expressed frustration regarding NRCC recruiting. That’s certainly true to some extent. This series of posts is not meant to say that we have this in the bag, and the giant list of seats I’m taking this from have plenty of long shots mixed in there as well. Some of them have no announced challengers yet, much less a top tier candidate. So today, I’m going to look at one of the seats that the NRCC has struggled to find a candidate.

    North Carolina – 08

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    Meet Lou Huddleston (R Cand, NC-08).

    NC-08: R+2 district, flipped to D after a lot of effort by the national Democratic party, including redistricting.  The former holder Robin Hayes barely won in ’06 and lost by quite a bit in ’08; since then Larry Kissell’s voted for the ‘stimulus‘, played duck-and-cover on the health care rationing bill and has cosponsored EFCA – even though North Carolina’s unemployment rate has nearly doubled | Read More »