Political roundup

John Tedesco, Republican candidate for superintendent of the North Carolina Department of Pubic Instruction, will be in town for two upcoming appearances on Sept. 15: an 11 a.m. lunch with the Macon County Republican Party at The Boiler Room Restaurant in Franklin and a 1 p.m. meet-and-greet at Swain County Republican headquarters in Bryson City. 828.488.2842.


A talk on the Affordable Care Act moderated by former Republican Congressional Candidate Dan Eichenbaum will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Jackson County library in Sylva.

Sandy Goss, a registered nurse originally from England, will also offer first-hand comparisons of Britain’s government-run health care system and the traditional health system of the U.S. and field questions for the audience. Sponsored by the Jackson County Patriots group.


“Patriots and Popcorn” will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers, which will feature of viewing of “A More Perfect Union.” It is sponsored by the unaffiliated Jackson County Patriots, a grassroots organization dedicated to fostering fiscal accountability and Constitution-based government.


N.C. Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, will hold a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Jarrett House in Dillsboro. Davis is running for re-election against former senator John Snow. $35 per person. 828.743.6491

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