Earlier this morning a bus took off from Union County, NC carrying a large group of 8th District Larry Kissell supporters. The trip was organized by Nancy Rorie, President of Democratic Women of Union County. I sure wish I was on that bus.
The group includes volunteers, fundraisers, local party officials, reporters and some Kissell family members. Nancy started work immediately after the election to put this trip together. She's known for making things happen here in Union County, so it was a foregone conclusion that the trip would be a success.
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Nancy worked with Leanne Powell, Congressman-elect Kissell's Chief of Staff to work out the logistics for the group after they reach the Cannon office building. As Kissell's schedule tightened up after his swearing in, Powell adjusted the schedule to allow for him to visit with the group in his office prior to the ceremony. Tomorrow at noon, this lucky group of almost 50 Kissell supporters will watch as Congressman-elect Kissell becomes Congressman Kissell. It's a moment many of us have worked hard for over the past three years, but none of us has worked as hard as Larry. He deserves to be surrounded by as many supporters as possible and Nancy has made sure that will happen.
Nancy also reached out to Senator-elect Kay Hagan's staff and they will do their best to include a stop by Senate offices. Unfortunately, it's a little more difficult since Kay doesn't actually have an office yet. The Republicans plan to make it as hard as possible on the rest of the Senate as they whine, piss and moan about Al Franken's victory in Minnesota.
We'll get whatever pictures posted we can of the trip. It won't come close to being there, but at noon tomorrow, we'll celebrate with Congressman Kissell at BlueNC.