North Carolina: Huddleston Circulates Anti-Pelosi Petition

Posted October 19, 2009 at 6:48pm

On Monday, 8th district Republican candidate Lou Huddleston launched what he described in a release as a “bipartisan online grassroots effort— to denounce Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) leadership in the House.

The bipartisan aspect of the site stems from Huddleston’s use of a picture of Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith (D) and a statement the Congressman made to the Huntsville Times in late August in which he said, “I would not vote for her [for Speaker in 2010]. Someone that divisive and that polarizing cannot bring us together.—

A picture of Huddleston follows along with a statement of support of Griffith’s view on Pelosi.

“It is important for all of us to let Democrat Congressman Parker Griffith know he is not alone in his opposition to Nancy Pelosi as Speaker,— said Huddleston, who is seeking to oust freshman Rep. Larry Kissell (D).

The Web page,, includes a form for Members of Congress to pledge not to vote for Pelosi as Speaker again.