Democratic Primaries

Congressman Price Endorses Crawford in NC 18 State Senate Race

Congressman David Price (D) has endorsed Sarah Crawford in the Democratic primary for NC Senate District 18. The district—currently held by Republican John Alexander and includes Franklin County and portions of Wake County—was one of the closer races of 2018. After the court-ordered redistricting at the end of 2019, some of the more Republican precincts…

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…

House District 64 Primary Preview

In other articles, we have given attention to primaries that are taking place in districts that have the potential to swing control of the NC House. Our next series previews primaries in seats that are not currently expected to change parties. However, these seats will still have an impact on the character of the Assembly…

Upturned 5th District Preparing For Primary Showdown

A primary race seems to be in the works in the 5th Congressional District with a new phone poll asking voters their preference in a possible primary between U.S. House Representative Virginia Foxx and Gaston County Commissioner Tracy Philbeck. Additionally, as recently as December 6th Tracy Philbeck took to Twitter asking his constituents to, “please continue…