Author: Travis Wilson

Sen. Don Davis Key Swing Vote In Budget Battle

Sen. Don Davis was the only Senate Democrat to vote to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of SB 359—the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act—and in June of last year, he was one of the Democrats that went along with Republicans in voting for a budget bill. Not only does this willingness to cross the aisle make Sen….

Former Panther Jonathan Stewart Headlines Event for Sec State Race

For months Republican Secretary of State candidate Chad Brown had been advertising an event with former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, but at the last moment Schilling cancelled for family reasons. In his place former Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart headlined the event. Stewart was the Panthers’ first-round draft pick in 2008, had a…

Democrats Jump In To Battle Entrenched District 48 Incumbent

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Brian Caskey currently served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party in Henderson county. This was incorrect, he has not held a position on the Committee since his election to the Mills River City Council. Republican Chuck Edwards is the incumbent in…

Republican Primary Face-off In Swing House District 35.

NC House 35 has been unique as a swing district. Despite its potential to elect a representative from either major party, it took longer for the Republican party to recruit a candidate to challenge the Democratic incumbent than it did in other districts with the potential for seats to flip. Additionally, the Republicans have fielded…

Republican Candidates For Lt. Governor Hope To Stand Out In Debate

Seven of the nine Republicans hoping to be the next Lt. Governor for North Carolina met in a debate hosted by the Harnett County Republican Party at Campbell University and moderated by Fmr. Rep. Allen West along with two other local figures. Candidates Fmr. U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers and State Senator Andy Wells were not…

Barrett Endorses Wadsworth

James Barrett, a candidate in the Democratic primary for Superintendent of Public Instruction, has taken the somewhat unusual step of endorsing a candidate in another primary. On December 21st Jenna Wadsworth, a candidate in the Democratic primary for Commissioner of Agriculture, got into a back and forth with a Democratic activist on Twitter and Barrett…

Voter ID Law Takes Center Stage in AG Race

Sam Hayes, a Republican candidate for Attorney General, took to Twitter on New Year’s Eve, calling on incumbent AG Josh Stein to appeal a ruling that blocked North Carolina from requiring voters to present an ID at the polls during the primary in March. In 2018 North Carolinians approved an amendment to the State Constitution…