November 5, 2008
Barack Obama Wins Presidency!
Kay Hagan defeats Liddy Dole
We wanted to Turn Around America, and we did it!
Barack Obama is the next President of the United States.
Kay Hagan, a Democrat, will take the same seat in the U.S. Senate as Jesse Helms, having soundly defeating incumbent Elizabeth Dole.
This has been a historic night, indeed.
UPDATE: The Associated Press has called North Carolina for Barack Obama! According to a canvass of remaining uncounted ballots, there are not enough cast for McCain / Palin to overcome Obama / Biden’s lead of 13,000 plus votes.
Thanks to all of our members, released staff, our allies, friends and families who worked so tirelessly to win for working families.
After an election about change and the need to Turn Around America, North Carolina is now on the right side of history.
As my wife and i sat on the sofa and watched the results last night tears of joy filled her eyes when Our new President Barack Obama was announced to the world. We both looked at each other and said “we did it”. We did our part in the historical moment in time. America has finally erased the stains of racial division. We have finally started on the path of unity. The joy that I feel right now and the hope that has been restored in my heart makes all of the long hours of volunteering worth it. The long day spent at my local polling place supporting Kay Hagan, Lorene Coates and Beverly Perdue was all worth it. The voice of American workers has never been heard so loud and clear in North Carolina before. I want to thank everyone for all of the hours you put in. No one can stop us now. Never again will someone say that we as American Workers cant do something. We have proved that we are strong when we stand together. YES WE CAN!!!!