Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Steen jumps into Kissell race with legislative support

N.C. Rep. Fred Steen of Rowan County will become the latest Republican in the increasingly crowded race for Democratic U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell's seat when he announces tomorrow in Landis.

Joining Steen will be a dozen fellow GOP legislators, including at least one reported to have considered the congressional race himself.

Steen will enter the race Thursday morning in front of Landis town hall, where he served five terms as mayor.

Among the lawmakers expected to be at his side: Rep. Justin Burr of Albemarle, once himself mentioned as a candidate for the 8th District seat.

Steen will become the sixth candidate to announce for the seat. He'll join Dan Barry, Richard Hudson, Scott Keadle, Vernon Robinson and John Whitley.


Anonymous said...

Welcome to the big show Republican #8, OR #9. wHATEVER.

Anonymous said...

Steen seems to be the candidate in the race who has actually worked to make a difference in his community. Why would I want to vote for a person who just moved into the district or someone who’s worked in the “political arena” for years? I want someone who’s actually going to take real working experience to Congress.