Richard Hudson en Republican Hudson Hires Top Aide From Democrat Kissell's Team <p></p><p>North Carolina's new members of Congress will take the oath of office Thursday in Washington, including Republican Robert Pittenger who was elected to fill retiring Representative Sue Myrick's seat in Charlotte and Republican Richard Hudson who beat Larry Kissell to represent the 8<sup>th</sup> District.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:36:16 +0000 Julie Rose 18691 at Republican Hudson Hires Top Aide From Democrat Kissell's Team Hudson Wins Redrawn 8th Congressional District Seat <p></p><p>Republican challenger Richard Hudson was all smiles last night in Concord. He could finally claim victory as the 8th congressional district's new congressman -- replacing Democrat Larry Kissell -- who was seeking his third term.</p><p>Even with early-voting results showing a big lead for Richard Hudson, the packed crowd at the Hilton Garden Inn ballroom waited more than two hours before Hudson claimed victory.</p><p>"Wow, look at this crowd," Hudson says. "Thank you so much. I'm just so honored by the tremendous support we've gotten from the district. What a great night, huh?"</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:09:18 +0000 Tasnim Shamma & Michael Tomsic 15327 at Hudson Wins Redrawn 8th Congressional District Seat Some NC Races Decided <p>Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is now Governor-elect Pat McCory. He gave his victory speech around 9 p.m. shortly after receiving a concession call from Democratic opponent Walter Dalton.<br><br>“Our goal was not just to become governor and get elected to this great office. Our goal was to be governor to lead. That’s what we plan to do and we plan to start that work tomorrow,” McCrory said from a ballroom at the Westin hotel in Uptown Charlotte.<br> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 03:35:00 +0000 Greg Collard 15318 at Some NC Races Decided NC-8 Candidates Compete In New Territory <p>Every ten years, the political party in power gets to redraw voting district lines in its favor. Republicans did it in North Carolina this year, leaving incumbent Democrats at a disadvantage in several Congressional races such as NC-8, where traditionally conservative portions of Rowan and Davidson Counties are now in the boundaries.</p><p>Running for Congress is tough as it is – you’re up for re-election every two years, which means you’re <em>constantly </em>campaigning and raising money.</p><p>Plus, most people in your district have no clue who you are.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:15:46 +0000 Julie Rose 14744 at NC-8 Candidates Compete In New Territory Kissell, Hudson Have Lots Of Agreement In NC-8 Debate <p>The Republican Party looks to North Carolina’s 8th Congressional district as an opportunity to grow its 50-seat advantage in the U.S. House. The race between Democratic incumbent Larry Kissell and Republican challenger Richard Hudson is considered one of the closest in the country.</p><p>Yesterday the two candidates met at Wingate University for their first debate of the 2012 election.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:34:14 +0000 Julie Rose 7068 at Congressman Kissell Will Debate Hudson Monday <p>Democratic congressman Larry Kissell and Republican candidate Richard Hudson will debate on Monday at Wingate University in partnership with AARP North Carolina. The focus of the debate is Medicare and Social Security and it's the first for North Carolina's eighth congressional district seat. &nbsp;</p><p>“District eight, without a doubt, is one of the hottest seats that’s up for elections this year,”&nbsp;Doug Dickerson, &nbsp;director of AARP North Carolina, says.</p><p>Dickerson wants&nbsp;Kissell and Hudson to talk specifics on key issues to senior citizens.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:24:59 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 6912 at