Republican congressional candidate Brent Shypulefski

Republican congressional candidate Brent Shypulefski

Rocky Mount Republican to challenge Butterfield in 1st District

From Staff Reports

From Staff Reports

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A Republican from Rocky Mount filed Wednesday to run for the District 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Brent Shypulefski of Rocky Mount became the first Republican candidate to join the race for the District 1 seat, currently held by U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat from Wilson. Democratic candidate Dan Whittacre of Henderson also has filed to run for the position.

Also on Wednesday, Danny Hugh Colbert Jr., a Republican from Tarboro, filed to run for Edgecombe County sheriff. Sheriff James Knight, a Democrat, is seeking re-election to the position, and Democratic candidate J. Allen Dennie also has filed to run for the position.

Edgecombe County Commissioner Donald Boswell, a Democrat, filed Tuesday to seek re-election to the District 6 seat on the board.

The candidate filing period ends at noon Friday.



my wife called and had to leave a message in hopes of receiving a call . we both where in a life changing accident and have applied for disability . which we have been denied twice . she called mr butterfields office six weeks ago . he will not return a call or anything . we are not black , Hispanic , or indian . I feel sure thats why mr butterfield will not return her call. even though we are white . we are still tax paying americans . and he is suppose to represent us despite the color of our skin . if he would just acknowledge that we exist . I didn't think to much of him before this . I think even less now . I can a sure you that he will not receive any support from either of us in the future . we need help

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