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Lawyers spar over effects of NC’s elections overhaul

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lawyers spar over effects of NC’s elections overhaul

by Anne Blythe, News and Observer, July 7, 2014. The legal fight over some of the more controversial provisions of North Carolina’s elections overhaul bill brought an array of arguments and a crowd of lawyers to a federal courtroom Monday. The U.S. Justice Department, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union, the League of Women […]

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N.C. shines in national election spotlight

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
N.C. shines in national election spotlight

by Mitch Kokai, Carolina Journal, June 27, 2014. Political pundits across the nation are watching closely this year as North Carolinians prepare to head to the polls to decide whether first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan will keep her job. Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is her chief opponent. Fred Barnes, Fox News contributor […]

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What to know before you vote

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
What to know before you vote

by Craig Jarvis, News and Observer, May 4, 2014. The final tally is in: More people cast early ballots for Tuesday’s primary than they did in the last mid-term elections, in 2010. The count, released Sunday by the state Board of Elections, shows 279,103 early votes. Most of that – 258,780 – was one-stop voting. […]

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151,935 Early ballots cast

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
151,935 Early ballots cast

by Susan Myrick, Civitas Review Online, May 2, 2014. In total, more than 180,000 voters voted early in 2010, using both the in-person, one-stop sites and mail-in absentee ballots. This year’s latest early voting turnout numbers from the State Board of Elections are at 151,935 ballots cast so far (as of close of business yesterday). […]

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Kay Hagan’s approval stalls, Tillis’ name recognition grows

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kay Hagan’s approval stalls, Tillis’ name recognition grows

by Elon University Poll, May 1, 2014. A top Republican in North Carolina politics has bolstered his visibility leading up to a May 6 primary where the GOP will elect a candidate to challenge Democrat Kay Hagan for her U.S. Senate seat this fall. Of the Republican frontrunners in a primary election bid to unseat […]

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7th District GOP primary interesting to watch

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
7th District GOP primary interesting to watch

by Patrick Gannon, The Insider, published in News and Observer,  April 19, 2014. The race for the Republican nomination in the 7th Congressional District has focused less on issues in Washington and more on the candidates’ personal and professional lives. Wilmington attorney Woody White and former state Sen. David Rouzer of Johnston County have taken […]

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Hagan casts her campaign as contrasting with out-of-state special interests

| April 14, 2014 | 3 Comments
Hagan casts her campaign as contrasting with out-of-state special interests

by Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer, April 12, 2014. Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan on Saturday framed her re-election campaign as a contrast between out-of-state special interests and North Carolina interests. Coming just more than three weeks before the May 6 primary, Hagan’s comments at the Mecklenburg County Democratic convention appeared to target her leading GOP […]

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Voter turnout in the May 6th primary

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Voter turnout in the May 6th primary

by John Frank, Under the Dome, April 10, 2014. One of the key questions for the May 6 primary is voter turnout. It is likely to play a role in deciding the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. The conventional wisdom among political observers goes like this: The three main candidates all need to turnout their […]

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Voting registration deadline is Friday

| April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Voting registration deadline is Friday

by Megan Cassella, News and Observer, April 7, 2014. Those wishing to cast a ballot in May’s primary election must register to vote by Friday – and this year the deadline is final. Since 2008, North Carolinians who missed the deadline got a second chance: They could both register and vote at the polls during […]

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In NC Senate race there’s plenty of money, but whose money

| April 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
In NC Senate race there’s plenty of money, but whose money

by Renee Schoof, McClatchey Washington Bureau, published in Charlotte Observer, April 5, 2014. Outside groups have spent more than $15 million on political advertising – most of it negative – on both sides of North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, more money than in any other state. Who is behind much of it remains a secret. […]

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