Sunday, February 21, 2010

Republicans Will Have A Primary Race For Butterfield Seat

The TEA Party movement has truly inspired people to get involved in politics to stop the big government takeover of our nation. In the past it has usually been tough to find anyone who would fight against Butterfield for the First District Congressional seat. However this year there are already 4 candidates who have decided to file.

At yesterday's First District Executive Committee meeting in Williamston, two of the candidates spoke to the group about their plans.

The two candidates were John Carter and Jerry Grimes.

John Carter introduced himself as an Air Force veteran, who has worked in computer help desks in his county Sheriff's office and currently works in Belks in the same function. His major campaign theme is the desperate need for jobs. His campaign web site is

Jerry Grimes, is a Baptist Minister, who received has Master of Divinity from Virginia Union University, and a Master of Arts from both Fuller Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary, the last being where he is currently working on his PhD in theological ethics. He has worked in field marketing for Coca-Cola, produced a movie and served on the faculty of the Shaw University Department of Religion and Philosophy. His initial campaign theme is stopping the abuse of federal unfunded mandates. His campaign web site is

Last month Ashley Woolard from Beaufort County spoke about his plans for the First District race. His campaign web site is

The fourth candidate, Jim Gordon Miller, III is from Dare County, which is outside First District, however he believes rules allow you to run for U.S. Congress while living outside the District. It will be interesting to see how that goes forward. He is scheduled to speak to the First District Executive Committee next month. I have no web site for him yet.


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