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Candidate Vows To Run For Council In Two Years
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 5, 2003

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA--The good news for Karen Moye-Stallings this week was that she received 30 percent of the vote for City Council District B during Tuesday's election.

The bad news was that she came up 1,216 votes shy of winning the post.

It was the fifth time since 1997 that Moye-Stallings, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, has lost in the polls.

"I've come so close, so close," she said Wednesday. "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride."

While many of those who know Moye-Stallings say that she would have been a great representative on the council, some voters simply did not take the time to hear her message.

"With her handicap and communicating with people, you wonder if it would be a hindrance," one voter told the News & Observer.

Moye-Stallings considered the election results a setback, but not a defeat.

"I don't want people to think I'm a joke," she said. "I'm going to run, and run to win."

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