Republican Primaries

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…

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…

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…

Unexpected, Lively Primary for NC House 3

NC House District 3 will be the site of a lively primary in the spring, though it is expected to remain a safe Republican seat in 2020. Incumbent Michael Speciale cleared the way for a four-way primary after announcing his retirement from the House. Speciale is a favorite of the NC Republican Liberty Caucus, consistently…

Mark Meadows Clears Way for Wife of Campaign Donor

Rep. Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) decision to not seek another term has Republican activists scrambling. He made the announcement Thursday morning, a day after the deadline to switch races had passed. This means anyone who had filed for other seats such as General Assembly or County Commission is no longer eligible to run to succeed Meadows….