2020 Election

Wide Open Race for Labor Commissioner Without Cherie Berry

After nearly 20 years in office Cherie Berry, the North Carolina Commissioner of Labor (and familiar face of elevators across the Tar Heel State), announced in April of 2019 that she would not seek re-election. This seat is one of ten Council of State positions that are elected by popular vote. The position has been…

Five Must-watch NC House Races in 2020

The candidate filing period in North Carolina is still open, and already five State House seats that could swing the balance of power in the General Assembly will have primaries to decide in March. The current partisan makeup of the State House is 65 Republicans, and 55 Democrats. For the Republicans to regain their supermajority…

Goins Announces Candidacy For District 43

Republican from Cumberland County Clarence Goins announced his intention to run for NC House District 43 this evening. The district—currently held by Democratic Representative Elmer Floyd—was redrawn earlier this year to become more favorable to Republicans. Goins, who identifies as Coharie, was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2018 when he ran in a three-way…

Chad Brown Jumps Out To Early Lead In Republican Sec. State Primary

A poll released today by NC Civitas shows Gaston County Commissioner Chad Brown has broken out to an early lead in the Republican primary for Secretary of State with a 15% margin over his two opponents, E.C. Sykes, and Michael LaPaglia. The race is in no way set in stone, as the poll shows a…

Mark Harris’ Son-in-law Considering Bid For Office

Jordan Christian, son-in-law of 2018 Republican nominee for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, Mark Harris, stated in a post made on Facebook that he is considering a run for public office. The comment was made in relation to a recent vote by the Board of Commissioners to increase sewer and water fee rates by 33%…

Joey Davis Launches Bid for NC House 66

Joey Davis, a Montgomery County resident and 2018 Republican nominee for NC House District 66, hosted the official launch party in his campaign for his 2020 campaign on December 6th in Biscoe. The event attracted several local politicians, including four candidates for Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, and John Ritter, a candidate for Lt. Governor…

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…