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Bully Pulpit

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.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Miller, Shuler, and Kissell Biggest Losers in New Congressional Maps

GOP protects incumbents, could pick up as many as four of 13 seats

RALEIGH (By David N. Bass, Carolina Journal Online) —
Three Democratic incumbents will face a tough re-election fights next year under new congressional maps released [Friday] by the Republican-controlled state legislature.

The redrawn maps significantly weaken U.S. Reps. Brad Miller, D-13th; Heath Shuler, D-11th; and Larry Kissell, D-8th. Republicans currently have six of 13 congressional seats. If previous voting patterns hold, the GOP could gain a 9-4 or even 10-3 advantage in 2013.


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