Robert Pittenger http://wfae.org en Pittenger Cruises To Congress In 9th District http://wfae.org/post/pittenger-cruises-congress-9th-district <p>The 9<sup>th</sup> district congressional seat will remain Republican. Former state Sen. Robert Pittenger defeated Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts 52 to 46 percent. Pittenger will replace Republican Sue Myrick, who is retiring after 18 years in office.</p><p>In his victory speech at the Marriott SouthPark, Pittenger spoke of freedoms under attack,<strong> </strong>“especially the free enterprise system.”</p><p>And he pledged that he will work to that system. from the government.</p><p>“The greatest anecdote to poverty is the free enterprise system, not the government.”</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 06:46:33 +0000 Greg Collard 15325 at http://wfae.org Pittenger Cruises To Congress In 9th District Pittenger, Roberts Differ On Health Care, Transportation http://wfae.org/post/pittenger-roberts-differ-health-care-transportation <p>The two candidates who aim to represent North Carolina’s 9th District Congressional seat held their first debate Wednesday. Republican Robert Pittenger and Democrat Jennifer Roberts are running to fill the open seat created by the retirement of Republican Sue Myrick.</p><p>Pittenger is a former three-term state senator, and Roberts is finishing her fourth term as a Mecklenburg County Commissioner. A small crowd turned out at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce to watch the debate.</p><p>It was civil. This comment by Roberts was about as close as either candidate went toward taking a shot:</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:11:25 +0000 Michael Tomsic 8219 at http://wfae.org Pittenger, Roberts Differ On Health Care, Transportation