Alan and his family would like to thank all of his supporters who worked so tirelessly on his behalf. We didn't win, but we ran a good race, thanks to you.
Way too long between posts
Sorry to have been away so long for those of you who have continued to check the blog, and I know there are some of you.
Alan continues to work hard on his duties in Court and on the campaign. Next week, he'll be doing radio interviews on State Government Radio, several stations in Wilmington, and a state-wide talk show.
I hope you have heard some of our radio ads which have been rolled out this week. In Raleigh, you can hear them on Foxy 97. Links to the ads will be put on the website as soon as our hosting company makes the capability available.
Endorsements have been rolling in: The Charlotte Observer, the Raleigh-Wake Citizens Association, and The Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Political Caucus have joined the likes of Governor Jim Hunt, The NC AFL-CIO, Dr. Julius Chambers, and Former Chief Justices Henry Frye and Burley Mitchell in supporting Thornburg for Court of Appeals.
Please remember to vote on July 20
Finally, congratulations to Senator Edwards! Good choice, Senator Kerry.
You can add "new dad" to judge and candidate on Alan Thornburg's rapidly growing list of responsibilities.
Sarah Frances "Sally" Thornburg arrived at 5:26 p.m. on Friday, June 18. She is 7 lbs, 11 oz, 20 1/2 inches long, and has all of her fingers and toes. Mama, Daddy, big brother Sam, and baby Sally are all doing well!
to send your congratulations to the Thornburgs.
How to comment
A supporter has written and let me know that it's not exactly clear how to post a comment on the blog.
And I look at it, and dang if he's not right.
Here's the deal - read the pithy, informative post from the campaign, and click directly on the word "comments" below the post.
That will open up the post as it's own page, with the words "Post a Comment" in blue at the bottom. Click on those words, and the comment form should open up. Type your comment and hit publish or preview.
That's it. Anyone can post. Please do.
This paast weekend was a busy one for the Thornburg Campaign. After a full week in Raleigh, Alan returned to Asheville to be with Sarah and to meet with supporters in the Buncombe County area. Since no baby arrived, Alan was able to attend the N.C. Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund banquet
in Charlotte on Saturday night. Alan enjoyed meeting and talking with chairman Franklin McCain and the honorees, all of whom helped move Charlotte and the state forward towards integration in the schools and the courts. Among the honorees was one of Alan's predecessors on the Court of Appeals, Judge Clifton Johnson, the first African-American to serve as an Associate Justice on the Court of Appeals.
I had the pleasure to be in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, where I attended many of the functions of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
on Alan's behalf. Chris Nichols organized an excellent series of seminars and social events. It was a pleasure to meet with many of the current members of the bench as well as the trial lawyers. Thanks to all of you who gave us your support and encouragement. I will be calling on you! Alan is now at the convention and I have returned to work.
We'll have more posting from now until the primary on July 20. The word is starting to get out about this race, and we're ready to win!
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