Orange County Democratic Party Annual Breakfast

Where:  Carolina Club, UNC Chapel Hill Campus

Tickets:  Purchase online with credit card or reserve with check:  www.ocdplegislativebreakfast.com

                 $40 in advance, $75 at the door

Host:      Sponsored by the Orange County Democratic Party

This is not your usual political event!  The food, coffee and acoustics are great!  Guests will lead the conversation with at least three representatives as elected officials rotate from table to table.  Meet and greet for candidates from 8 to 8:30 a.m. 

Confirmed Guests: Congressman David Price, House Speaker Joe Hackney, Secretary Elaine Marshall, Senator Ellie Kinnaird, Representative Verla Insko, Representative Bill Faison, Representative Alice Borsden, Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, District Attorney Jim Woodall, Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass, Judge Joe Buckner, Judge Beverley Scarlett, Judge Page Vernon, Judge Carl Fox, Commissioner Valerie Foushee, Commissioner Bernadette Pelissier, Commissioner Steve Yuhasz, School Board Member Mia Burroughs, Chapel Hill Council Member Penny Rich, Chapel Hill Council Member Laurin Easthom, Carrboro Alderman Randee Haven-O’Donnell


Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 4:30am to 6:30am

Early voting ends


Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 9:00am

Early voting begins

...Tomorrow!  (Read on for details.)


        for the November 2, 2010 General Election


Please note differences in times and days for each of the 3 sites


                            Board of Elections Office

              208 South Cameron Street, Hillsborough


                  Thursday – Friday - October 14 – October 15 – 9 am to 5 pm

                   Monday – Friday - October 18 – October 22 – 9 am to 5 pm

                   Saturday - October 23 – 9 am to 1 pm

                   Monday – Friday - October 25 – October 29 – 9 am to 5 pm

                   Saturday - October 30 – 9 am to 1 pm


                            Morehead Planetarium

                250 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill


                     Monday – Friday - October 18 – October 22 – 9 am to 5 pm

                     Saturday - October 23 – 9 am to 1 pm

                     Monday – Friday - October 25 – October 29 – 9 am to 5 pm

                     NO voting on last Saturday - Oct. 30 at Morehead

                       **** UNC Football Game starts at 1:00 pm ***



                            Seymour Senior Center

                   2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill

                     Monday – Friday – October 18 – October 22 – 12 pm to 7 pm

                     Saturday - October 23 – 9 am to 1 pm

                     Monday – Friday – October 25 – October 29 – 12 pm to 7 pm

                     Saturday - October 30 – 9 am to 1 pm



Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 5:00am

Candidates Forum with David Price & BJ Lawson

Ask them yourself! US Rep David Price (D) & BJ Lawson (R) 
debate the issues at a candidates' forum co-sponsored by the Independent Weekly & BullCityRising.com. Public may submit questions to the candidates at the event or in advance by e-mailing editors@indyweek.com. The 4th Congressional District includes Durham, Orange & parts of Chatham & Western Wake (Cary, Fuquay, Holly Springs, New Hill, Morrisville) counties. In the second-floor public space of the Durham Transportation Center, 515 W Pettigrew St. 


Friday, October 8, 2010 - 2:30pm


Durham Transportation Center, 515 W Pettigrew St., Durham

An Open Letter to BJ Lawson

BJ, when you first started running against David Price, George W Bush was still president of our country and the leader of your party.  You seemed different, a breath of fresh air - you talked about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and seemed to have some idea of the dangers of powerful government.  As a civil libertarian, I wanted to find out more about you, so I contacted you and we had a wonderful three-hour breakfast meeting where we seemed to agree on a lot of principles and issues.  After that we met once, perhaps twice, for more pleasant and stimulating conversations.  I even invited you to a liberal political group, where you impressed other liberals with your apparent earnestness and even with some of your ideas.

At one point I asked you why you belonged to the Republican Party.  You replied that the party was broken, ripe for takeover.   That sounded reasonable, given the ways that a Republican President and Congress had tossed away a budget surplus and gone to war against a country that hadn't attacked us.  That Republican Party is dangerous, I said, and you seemed to agree.



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