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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Black won't run when House term ends

Investigations did not figure into decision, former speaker says

Winston-Salem Journal


Rep. Jim Black, the former House speaker who nearly lost his Mecklenburg County seat in November, says he won't run for re-election in 2008.

Black has been dogged by legal and ethical questions over the past year that prompted him not to run for a record fifth term as speaker.

He said Wednesday that he won't return to the General Assembly after next year regardless of the outcome of federal and state investigations into his campaign finances.


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