Monday, February 25, 2019

New Hope for Unseating Mark Meadows in NC-11

Steve Woodsmall
I profiled Democratic congressional candidate Steve Woodsmall early last year after he entered the Democratic primary in the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina for the opportunity of taking on Mark Meadows. He didn't make it through the primary, losing to Phillip Price who ultimately lost to Meadows in November by a hefty margin.

It's a notoriously difficult district for Democrats, who haven't held it since Heath Shuler.

Woodsmall says he's all-in for another go, prepared for the 2020 Democratic primary in a way that he wasn't quite prepared in 2018.

I especially appreciate the write-up Woodsmall got from college student Eric Perless which promises that Woodsmall will do more retail, one-on-one groundwork in the 11th District this time, and he's out early enough to gather a good team of volunteers to knock those doors and make those calls.

And what a big, fat, juicy target incumbent Congressman Mark Meadows presents! Master of the government shutdown, toady to Trump, lover of tax cuts for the rich -- Meadows has by now a lengthy record of couldn't-care-less about rural people, including opposition to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.

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