State Politics

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…

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…

Teacher Pay Veto Override Attempt Falls Short

The NC Senate floor was the site of a somewhat lively debate over SB354, a bill describing the new teacher pay schedule, as Republicans attempted to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of the bill. Three fifths—or 30 of the 50 senators—would have been needed to override the veto, and Republicans were using the vote to test…

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…