Homelessness Won’t Force CandidateFrom House Race

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MORGANTON, N.C. - (09/02/04) – Anne Fischer, the embattledDemocratic candidate for the state’s 10th congressionaldistrict, said she won’t pull out of the race despite demandsfrom party officials after State Employees CU foreclosed on herhouse and she lost her job. The 58-year-old Fischer said she isliving with her campaign treasurer for the time being and plans totake on Republican State Rep. Patrick McHenry, who was declared thewinner this week in last month’s run-off with creditunion-backed David Huffman, by just 85 votes. Federal electionrules allow a party to demand a candidate to withdraw from a racefor criminal or financial malfeasance, which is why DemocraticParty leaders have demanded Fischer’s withdrawal from therace.

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