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Bitzer Discusses N.C. House District 76 Opening

February 09, 2012

Category: Faculty, Politics


As Rep. Fred Steen aims for a place in Congress, several  people have subtly begun to set their sights on his State House office, including Democrat John Williams and County Commissioner Carl Ford.   Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, political science professor at Catawba College, was recently featured in a Salisbury Post article discussing the matter.

Bitzer says a Democrat will have a hard time winning the 76th district. "On average, over the past two election cycles, it has voted Republican by (a margin of) 15 percent," he said. "That's a pretty safe Republican seat."

Read the full article below:

InfoFULL STORY: Ford among Those Eyeing 76th District with Steen Out  (


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