With early voting over and election day right around the corner, the race for the Third District Republican Primary is in the final stretch. The three-way Primary contest features the incumbent Walter Jones squaring off against Craig Weber of Morehead City and Bob Cavanaugh of Newport.  Take our poll at the end of this post and tell us how you favor in this race.

The Third District is composed of portions of seventeen counties, stretching from Corolla in the north to North TopSail Beach in the South, from Hatteras Island in the east to Goldsboro in the west.  It’s a unwieldy district (more…)


Bob Cavanaugh is one of two Republicans running against Walter B Jones in the May 4 primary for the U. S. House seat in North Carolina’s Third District.  I recently interviewed Bob.

Tell us a little about yourself: I was born and raised in New Jersey and joined the US Marine Corps soon after graduating from high school.  Enlisting as a Private, I worked my way up the ranks, earning eleven promotions in 21 years and retired with the rank of Captain in 1988.  My specialty field was Aircraft Electronics, more generally called Avionics.  I served in Vietnam in 1969 and have a Top Secret clearance. (more…)

According to Bob Cavanaugh (see his comment in an earlier post), Joe McLaughlin will not challenge Jones in 2010.  McLaughlin lost to Jones in the Primary in 2008 by a wide margin (41/59).  Dare County went for Jones by an even wider margin (65/34).  Cavanaugh, who had been considering a run as an Independent, has decided to face Jones in the primary in May.

The  Jacksonville Daily News is reporting that Onslow County resident Sperby Piner will challenge Walter Jones on May 4th for the Republican nomination.  He joins likely challenger Joe McLaughlin also of Onslow County and Bob Cavanaugh of Carteret County.  Jones is vulnerable again this year due to his  ever evolving views.  With turnout expected to be (more…)