I just got this news release from the Eichenbaum Campaign announcing that they've won another straw poll. This one was held in Transyvania County at the Brevard Middle School.
This is the first straw poll held with all the major candidates in attendance, so it may be the first glimmerings of indication that Eichenbaum has district-wide appeal.
The news release...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2010
CHALK UP A “W” FOR LIMITED CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
Transylvania County Republicans overwhelmingly professed support for congressional candidate Dr. Dan Eichenbaum following a candidate forum hosted by the Transylvania County Republican Party Saturday night.
BREVARD, NC - Dr. Dan Eichenbaum, a practicing ophthalmologist and congressional candidate from Murphy, NC, scored another landslide victory in a straw poll conducted immediately following a candidate forum Saturday night in Transylvania County. The candidate forum and straw poll were hosted by the Transylvania County Republican Party and were held in conjunction with the Transylvania County GOP’s annual “Lincoln Day Dinner” at Brevard Middle School.
Other forum participants included candidates Jeff Miller and Greg Newman of Hendersonville, Kenny West of Hayesville, and Ed Krause of Marion. Candidates Jake Howard of Macon County and Dan Ostergaard of Asheville were in abstention.
Although the audience was comprised of voters from throughout the 11th District, voting in the straw poll was limited to registered voters of Transylvania County.
Straw poll results:
Dr. Dan Eichenbaum - 36
Kenny West – 7
Greg Newman – 6
Jeff Miller – 4
Ed Krause – 1
These results make Dr. Dan Eichenbaum the winner of every post-debate straw poll conducted thus far. Dr Dan’s previous straw poll victories were in forums hosted by the Buncombe County GOP on December 7th and another hosted by the Cherokee County 9/12 Project on January 9th.
The next scheduled congressional candidate forum will be at AB Tech Community College on March 5th at 6:30 pm and is hosted by the Asheville TEA Party. A straw poll of audience members will be conducted immediately following.
Dr. Dan Eichenbaum, a Ophthalmologist residing in Murphy, is a Constitutional Republican who is standing for election to congress in North Carolina’s 11th district. As a founding member of the Cherokee County 9-12 Project and Tea Party participant, Dr. Dan is the true grassroots candidate in the 11th district.