An Update on Reality TV Race In #NC02

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An Update on Reality TV Race In #NC02

By A.P. Dil­lon

Tragic news comes out of North Car­olina that has ram­i­fi­ca­tions for the Con­gres­sional Race in dis­trict 2. Keith Crisco, the can­di­date trail­ing Clay Aiken in the recent pri­mary by 300 some odd votes, has passed away. Crisco was a for­mer Sec­re­tary of the N.C. Depart­ment of Com­merce under For­mer Gov­er­nor Bev Perdue.

ASHE­BORO — Ashe­boro busi­ness­man and con­gres­sional can­di­date, Keith Crisco, 71, died sud­denly at his home today.

Infor­ma­tion is incom­plete; how­ever, early infor­ma­tion indi­cates he suf­fered injuries from a fall around 1 p.m. at his home on 1263 Thayer Drive in Ashe­boro. He was reported dead at the scene when emer­gency work­ers arrived there.

John Ogburn, Ashe­boro city man­ager, con­firmed that the Ashe­boro Police Depart­ment and Ashe­boro Fire Depart­ment responded to the scene. He said the case will go to the state med­ical exam­iner to deter­mine an exact cause of death. — Courier Tri­bune

Crisco, 71 years old, appar­ently tripped on a rug and fell. So, it would appear the Aiken wins by tragic default. Crisco was likely within the mar­gin for ask­ing for a recall, how­ever, from reports it doesn’t appear he was intend­ing to do so. If the final count puts Crisco ahead, the district’s exec­u­tive com­mit­tee of the Demo­c­ra­tic Party in North Car­olina would then choose the nominee.

Reac­tions were a mixed bag on Twit­ter, from Aiken sus­pend­ing his cam­paign activ­i­ties to a bit of off-​color humor.

Gay mafia eh? Per­haps these gen­tle­men were involved? All jokes, aside, prayers should go out to the Crisco fam­ily. End result: It now seems Aiken will face off against Rep. Renee Ellmers. Rep. Ellmers secured her posi­tion by win­ning the pri­mary ver­sus Frank Roche. Roche did not go qui­etly and called out the GOP estab­lish­ment and the lack of voter turn out. Excerpt from his part­ing remarks is below via Daily Hay­maker, but hit the link and read the full statement.

Only 15.6% of us who live in North Carolina’s 2nd Dis­trict both­ered to vote on Tues­day, May 6, 2014. Repub­li­can and Inde­pen­dents, 21,358 of them, voted to give Rep. Renee Ellmers another two years in office. We missed send­ing a true con­ser­v­a­tive leader to the U.S. House by 6,370 votes.

Pathetic.

In the 36 hours after not win­ning a hard run elec­tion there are many emo­tions that come and go: dis­ap­point­ment, sad­ness, guilt, bewil­der­ment, frus­tra­tion, and anger. I’m in the frus­tra­tion and anger stage. Remem­ber SNL from 1988, “How am I los­ing to this guy?” Note to self: U.S. Con­gress, proper qual­i­fi­ca­tions not required.

What is the GOP estab­lish­ment thinking?

The estab­lish­ment, with some help from one of our newest lefty bil­lion­aires and the left lean­ing media, helped reelect the least qual­i­fied can­di­date in the 2nd Dis­trict Repub­li­can pri­mary. They failed the 2nd Dis­trict and America.They over­stepped their pledged bound­aries of neu­tral­ity dur­ing the pri­mary and again demon­strated them­selves to be part of the prob­lem. Local petty polit­i­cal gate-​keepers assisted their poorly qual­i­fied incum­bent in ways that require they be removed from their vol­un­teer Chair­man­ship positions.

Ouch. In the mean­time, NC Democ­rats are putting their stock in real­ity TV star who man­aged to be fired from Celebrity Appren­tice, came in sec­ond place on Amer­i­can Idol, takes ques­tion­able self­ies and couldn’t be both­ered to show up to the edu­ca­tion com­mit­tee he was appointed to by the Pres­i­dent. Oh, and just a reminder on what Aiken thinks of the GOP, Mor­mons and Black conservatives:

H/​T to Gay Patriot for that lovely and tol­er­ant deleted tweet.
Who knows what will hap­pen next in NC-​02. What­ever does, I’ll be sure to report back on. Stay tuned.

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AP DillonA.P. Dil­lon (Lady Lib­erty 1885), is a Con­ser­v­a­tive minded wife and mother liv­ing in the Tri­an­gle area of North Car­olina. A.P. Dil­lon founded the blog LadyLib​er​ty1885​.com in 2009. After the 2012 elec­tion, she added an Instapun­dit style blog called The Con­Mom Blog. Mrs. Dillon’s writ­ing, in addi­tion to Da Tech Guy’s Mag­nif­i­cent 7, can also be found at Stop​Com​mon​CoreNC​.org, Watch­dog­WireNC and Wiz­Bang. Non-​political writ­ing projects include sci­ence fic­tion novel­las that are, as of yet, unpub­lished. Her cur­rent writ­ing project is a children’s book series.

By A.P. Dillon

Tragic news comes out of North Carolina that has ramifications for the Congressional Race in district 2.  Keith Crisco, the candidate trailing Clay Aiken in the recent primary by 300 some odd votes, has passed away. Crisco was a former Secretary of the N.C. Department of Commerce under Former Governor Bev Perdue.

ASHEBORO — Asheboro businessman and congressional candidate, Keith Crisco, 71, died suddenly at his home today.

Information is incomplete; however, early information indicates he suffered injuries from a fall around 1 p.m. at his home on 1263 Thayer Drive in Asheboro. He was reported dead at the scene when emergency workers arrived there.

John Ogburn, Asheboro city manager, confirmed that the Asheboro Police Department and Asheboro Fire Department responded to the scene. He said the case will go to the state medical examiner to determine an exact cause of death. – Courier Tribune

Crisco, 71 years old, apparently tripped on a rug and fell. So, it would appear the Aiken wins by tragic default. Crisco was likely within the margin for asking for a recall, however, from reports it doesn’t appear he was intending to do so. If the final count puts Crisco ahead, the district’s executive committee of the Democratic Party in North Carolina would then choose the nominee.

Reactions were a mixed bag on Twitter, from Aiken suspending his campaign activities to a bit of off-color humor.

 

   

Gay mafia eh? Perhaps these gentlemen were involved? All jokes, aside, prayers should go out to the Crisco family. End result: It now seems Aiken will face off against Rep. Renee Ellmers.  Rep. Ellmers secured her position by winning the primary versus Frank Roche. Roche did not go quietly and called out the GOP establishment and the lack of voter turn out. Excerpt from his parting remarks is below via Daily Haymaker, but hit the link and read the full statement.  

Only 15.6% of us who live in North Carolina’s 2nd District bothered to vote on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  Republican and Independents, 21,358 of them, voted to give Rep. Renee Ellmers another two years in office.  We missed sending a true conservative leader to the U.S. House by 6,370 votes. 

Pathetic.   

In the 36 hours after not winning a hard run election there are many emotions that come and go: disappointment, sadness, guilt, bewilderment, frustration, and anger.  I’m in the frustration and anger stage.  Remember SNL from 1988, “How am I losing to this guy?”  Note to self: U.S. Congress, proper qualifications not required. 

What is the GOP establishment thinking? 

The establishment, with some help from one of our newest lefty billionaires and the left leaning media, helped reelect the least qualified candidate in the 2nd District Republican primary.  They failed the 2nd District and America.They overstepped their pledged boundaries of neutrality during the primary and again demonstrated themselves to be part of the problem.  Local petty political gate-keepers assisted their poorly qualified incumbent in ways that require they be removed from their volunteer Chairmanship positions.

  Ouch. In the meantime, NC Democrats are putting their stock in reality TV star who managed to be fired from Celebrity Apprentice, came in second place on American Idol, takes questionable selfies and couldn’t be bothered to show up to the education committee he was appointed to by the President.  Oh, and just a reminder on what Aiken thinks of the GOP, Mormons and Black conservatives:

H/T to Gay Patriot for that lovely and tolerant deleted tweet.
Who knows what will happen next in NC-02. Whatever does, I’ll be sure to report back on. Stay tuned.

 

If you enjoyed this article, you should really check out other pieces written by Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent Seven writers and maybe hit that tip jar!

AP DillonA.P. Dillon (Lady Liberty 1885), is a Conservative minded wife and mother living in the Triangle area of North Carolina. A.P. Dillon founded the blog LadyLiberty1885.com in 2009. After the 2012 election, she added an Instapundit style blog called The ConMom Blog. Mrs. Dillon’s writing, in addition to Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent 7, can also be found at StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Non-political writing projects include science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.