Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-Lumberton) isn’t one to cozy up with his party. In fact, he’s not technically part of the DNC in Charlotte, but does want to be seen there, even as he doesn’t want to be affiliated with the President when he runs for Congress. From the StarNews:
McIntyre has been in Charlotte for the past couple of days, where he welcomed Democrats and held a fundraiser at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But he will leave the city by the time Obama arrives on Wednesday and will be absent as the president accepts the nomination with a speech Thursday night. Asked by reporters after his remarks to the delegation why he won’t endorse Obama, McIntyre said he has “always been my own person and run my own campaign.” He added that he is one of the most independent members of Congress. (Then why is he a Democrat?)
“My voting record’s always been right down the middle, no matter who was president, who was in the majority,” he said.
I’m not entirely sure what politician of note in history made their mark with the words, “right down the middle,” but it does seem to be a theme of opposums on NC highways. What does that even mean?
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