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Professor of Politics Comments on Possiblity of N.C. House Flip

April 18, 2012

Category: Faculty, Politics


Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, Professor of Politics at Catawba College, was recently featured in an article on

The topic of the article was the prospect of North Carolina changing its House delegation from a Democratic majority to a Republican super-majority and how a current scandal involving sexual harassment allegations comes into play.

Several top N.C. Democrats – including U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, who wants to retain his 8th District congressional seat – have called for state party chairman David Parker to resign following questions about a secret agreement to pay a former Democratic Party staffer to keep quiet about the sexual harassment allegations.

"For folks like Larry Kissell, he is in a big enough battle, he doesn't want any more external baggage hung around his neck," said Bitzer. "They don't need the constant media attention of a Democratic alleged scandal as voters are going to the ballot box."  Read more...


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