Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Republican To Challenge Butterfield

by Staff - January 17th, 2008 - The Daily Southerner (Tarboro)

Republican Dean Stephens is looking to gain his first political office.

Stephens, 62, a computer consultant from Colerain, is seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress representing the 1st Congressional District of North Carolina. The post currently held by Democrat G.K. Butterfield.

Stephens will officially announce his campaign in Edgecombe County at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 outside the Fleming Building on the campus of Edgecombe Community College. Other stops that day include one in Greenville and Elizabeth City.

This article was the top article of the day for The Daily Southerner in Tarboro. I think the newspaper idiom is called "above the fold". Hard to do better for the first coverage of the campaign.

Tarboro is a beautiful town right in the Center of the district in which I will be running. Getting our message out will be a challenge. At least we have a good start.

Though she did not get a byline on this article, Larua Lamm was the very polite young woman who interviewed me, and I thank her for her time and courtesy. She was also responsible for the followup article here, done after our announcement yesterday.


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