Thursday, October 30, 2008

Raleigh N&O, Greenville Reflector Endorse Goodwin; Candidate to Return to 8th District on Monday

In the waning days before Election 2008 comes to a close, the Goodwin for Insurance Commissioner campaign has received several more key newspaper endorsements.

The Raleigh News & Observer published its endorsement today. The link is here.

Several days ago the Greenville Reflector did the same. Read it here.

A sampling of additional newspapers that have endorsed the Goodwin campaign are here at this link.

The Democratic nominee for Insurance Commissioner returns to his home Congressional District - the Eighth - on Monday for Election Eve. Joining him will likely be several other candidates on the statewide ballot.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Goodwin Endorsements for NC Insurance Commissioner Mounting By the Day

Since receiving the "enthusiastic" endorsement of the Charlotte Observer recently, Insurance Commissioner candidate Wayne Goodwin has additional formal endorsements that have come his way.

The latest endorsements have come from the Greensboro News & Record, The Independent Weekly, the Winston-Salem Chronicle, the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the Spring Hope Enterprise, Bailey News, Raleigh-Wake County Association, the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, People's Alliance, and the NC Police Benevolent Association.

"I sincerely appreciate the endorsements by community organizations and media leaders. They each studied the backgrounds and proposals of the various candidates, and determined that I'm the only candidate for Insurance Commissioner with relevant experience for this very complex, very important job," said Wayne Goodwin.

Goodwin is the Democratic Party nominee for the office, and presently serves as Assistant Insurance Commissioner. To learn more about his candidacy and the complete list of endorsements from all over North Carolina, go to his website at

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Goodwin Momentum Continues: Maintains Lead in Polls

Public Policy Polling released its most recent Council of State polling results yesterday. You may link to them here at this link.

The bottom line: the Wayne Goodwin for Insurance Commissioner campaign has forward momentum at this key time in the election, presently with a 10 point lead with fewer than 19 days to go until November 4th.

One must remember, though, that a week - let alone 2-1/2 weeks - are a lifetime in politics. "I'm not letting my foot off the gas pedal until the polls close," said Goodwin.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Charlotte Observer Endorses Goodwin for NC Insurance Commissioner!

The Charlotte Observer "enthusiastically" endorsed Wayne Goodwin for NC Insurance Commissioner in yesterday's issue.

Specifically, it said:

Voters in the race for commissioner of insurance have a clear choice. ... [F]ormer state Rep. Wayne Goodwin, a lawyer. He has worked to improve public schools and workplace safety, and to reform the political process. He has performed well as assistant commissioner of insurance under the outgoing incumbent, Jim Long. Goodwin's understanding of the complicated insurance laws, his commitment to adequate regulation of insurance companies and his personal concern for firefighters and first responders overseen by the insurance department make him the better choice. The Observer enthusiastically recommends Wayne Goodwin for insurance commissioner.
The Observer also supported Goodwin during the primary election earlier this year.

In response, Goodwin said "I greatly appreciate the Charlotte Observer's endorsement for the general election. Its support is personally both humbling and inspiring at the same time. Working together with fellow North Carolinians, we will weather this economic storm and champion affordable insurance rates, a competitive insurance market, stable and competent leadership in the Insurance Commissioner's office, and consumer protection."