Heath Shuler Press Statement!

Dear Friends,
Our campaign continues to gain momentum since my announcement to run for the Eleventh Congressional District. Since I last wrote to you I’ve received the endorsement of several groups including: the North Carolina AFL-CIO, the Blue Dog Democrats, and the Western North Carolina Central Labor Council. All of these groups strive to put the interests of working families first, and I am honored to have their support.
We’ve also continued to travel across the district – from Marion to Andrews – reaching out to voters, listening to their concerns, and connecting with them on the issues that affect their daily lives. I wanted to take a moment and share with you just one of those stories.

However, When the call came, Democrats awnsered it!

Democrats Who Served When The Call Came!
Prominent DemocratsRepresentative Jack Murtha (D-PA) - distinguished 37-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a colonel in 1990. (1)Representative Richard Gephardt, former House Minority Leader - Missouri Air National Guard, 1965-71. (1, 2)Representative David Bonior - Staff Sgt., United States Air Force 1968-72 (1, 2)Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle - 1st Lt., U.S. Air Force SAC 1969-72 (1, 2)Former Vice President Al Gore - enlisted August 1969; sent to Vietnam January 1971 as an army journalist, assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade headquartered at Bien Hoa, an airbase twenty miles northeast of Saigon.

Chicken Halk List,Cluck,Cluck or(How to dodge the Draft 101)

The Infamous Republican Chicken Hawk Hall of Shame! Tred lightly, There may be Tripwire's Here & cat holes not filled in!
This could be called draft dodging 101!
Although a few Repbulicans served they are outweighed by those who did not. It is a funny thing to me NC 11th District Congressman Charles H. Taylor has never clamed to serve nor produce a DD-214 Document.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert - avoided the draft, did not serve.
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey - avoided the draft, did not serve.
House Majority Leader Tom Delay - avoided the draft, did not serve (1). "So many minority youths had volunteered ... that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like himself."

What We Democrats Have Always Fought For!

This is Who we Democrats are Fighting For!
G.K. Butterfield & John Snow are proud Veterans in N.C. as are other Democrats! Heath Shuler is staying abreast of all Veterans & DOD Issues and researching them in order to improve them! I am a Proud N.C. Veteran who supports them.
If you are a Veteran or Supporter of Veterans and still beleive in a democratic society, then Click the link Below' ,Watch this closely and Let the immages burn into your mind of why we are Democrats and who we fight for!

Discover the County You're In

Our Department of Commerce website has some pretty nifty stuff on it, like the County Profiles page, where clicking a map takes you to a report on your county. I just learned that in the 4th quarter of 2005, my county:

  • was the 18th most populous in the state;
  • was 34th in population growth;
  • was home to 184 physicians, or one Dr. for every 754 people;
  • had a 4.7% unemployment rate;
  • had an average SAT score of just over 1,000;
  • had a per capita personal income of just over $28,000; and
  • had as its three biggest employees LabCorp, the local school system, and a hospital.

The three page reports are just chock full of interesting information. (Of course, you can't tell if I'm serious or if that's sarcasm. If you think this level of geekiness is unsexy, then I'm just kidding.)

Why We Should Not Listen to the Consultants

Gary Pearce, a main consultant for former governor Jim Hunt, has had a strange turn of events since Hunt left office. He has teamed with ultra-conservative Helms advisor Carter Wrenn in a blog. The problem with the consulting agreement is that it proves that he has no values but will work for whoever pays him more. The problem with the website are numerous, but importantly, neither Gary or Carter has learned how to either create links or answer comments. In addition, to those flaws, having to make public statements means that everyone knows when you do not know what you are talking about.


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