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Winston-Salem mayor decides against running for Congress.

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In an article today, Mayor Joines has decided not challenge Virginia Foxx for the 5th Congressional District. Are there any other viable challengers from either party? Possibly another Republican who's moderate or a Democrat that cares about urban issues that face Winston-Salem? Any thoughts?

http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellit...d=1128769223901

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In an article today, Mayor Joines has decided not challenge Virginia Foxx for the 5th Congressional District. Are there any other viable challengers from either party? Possibly another Republican who's moderate or a Democrat that cares about urban issues that face Winston-Salem? Any thoughts?

http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellit...d=1128769223901

Good for the city, bad for Congress and America. Still, Joines is excellent and let's hope he runs for Mayor again.

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Good for the city, bad for Congress and America. Still, Joines is excellent and let's hope he runs for Mayor again.

And, let's hope that Vernon Robinson doesn't seek a re-match with Foxx in the Republican primary. Linda Garrou would be a good candidate for the Democratic nomination.

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And, let's hope that Vernon Robinson doesn't seek a re-match with Foxx in the Republican primary. Linda Garrou would be a good candidate for the Democratic nomination.

I think Vernon's 15 minutes of carnival sideshow political fame are over in Winston.

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I think Vernon's 15 minutes of carnival sideshow political fame are over in Winston.

But, you know he'd love to cart the 10 Commandments onto the grounds of the capitol when Congress is out of session...it could be his version of a "recess appointment."

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im so glad and almost relieved that he's staying. he's a big supporter of revitalizing downtown and making W-S and bigger and better place to live.

I agree that he's been a good mayor for downtown and economic development - which is precisely why the DNC wanted him so badly. Now, it seems the DNC is ceding the race to Foxx and focusing on other races in the state because no Democrat seems to want to engage in a race with her since she tends to sling a lot of mud in campaigns. Wouldn't it be nice to have a civil campaign about the issues that affect the constituents of the 5th District instead of an ideological, sleaze fight?

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I agree that he's been a good mayor for downtown and economic development - which is precisely why the DNC wanted him so badly. Now, it seems the DNC is ceding the race to Foxx and focusing on other races in the state because no Democrat seems to want to engage in a race with her since she tends to sling a lot of mud in campaigns. Wouldn't it be nice to have a civil campaign about the issues that affect the constituents of the 5th District instead of an ideological, sleaze fight?

agreed! She really did hurt Vernon alot, but he did deserve it though.

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