Author: Travis Wilson

Vulnerable Democrat Faces Primary Challenge

North Carolina Rep. Elmer Floyd, a Cumberland county Democrat, occupies a seat that is a must win for both parties in 2020. The Democrats need to hold the 43rd District if they hope to take control of the House, and Republicans need to take it if they hope to regain a super-majority. This year Floyd…

Flynn Withdraws Congressional Bid, Endorses Manning

Angela Flynn—a Catholic music director who previously declared her intention to run for Congress in the 6th District—announced on Friday via Twitter that she is withdrawing from the race, citing Republican gerrymandering. When Flynn initially declared her intention to run the district was drawn to favor Republicans, but once reorganized the district favored Democrats, and…

Swing Race Takes Shape In Guilford County

One of the key races that will decide control of the NC House of Representatives began to take shape yesterday when Democrat Nicole Quick filed to run against Rep. Jon Hardister in District 59. The Guilford County district is one that the Democrats are targeting to flip this year as they seek to gain the…

An Intro to the 2020 State House Competition

The filing period for candidates to get their names on the ballot for the 2020 election cycle is now open in North Carolina, and both parties have goals they want to accomplish. For the Republicans this is a chance for them to reclaim the super-majority that they lost in the General Assembly, allowing them to…