Category Archives: N.C. legislature

Ruling: Controversial NC voting law can stay in place while full trial awaits

A ruling handed down on Friday by a federal judge in Winston-Salem will allow a sweeping voting law implemented by the Republican-led legislature to remain in effect for this year’s elections while a trial awaits in 2015. The decision by … Continue reading

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Poll: Hagan builds lead over Tillis in U.S. Senate contest

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s edge over Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate contest has grown by 5 percentage points since last month, according to new numbers from Public Policy Polling (PPP). The latest survey finds … Continue reading

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Walker defeats Berger for Republican nod in 6th congressional district runoff

Photo: Mark Walker campaign Mark Walker won the Republican primary runoff in North Carolina’s 6th congressional district on Tuesday, soundly defeating Phil Berger, Jr., a district attorney and son of powerful N.C. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, 60-40 percent … Continue reading

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Report: Campaign cash tough to track in N.C. legislative races

North Carolina’s system of reporting campaign contributions in state legislative races is woefully outdated, making it difficult for elections officials and government watchdogs to follow the money trail, a new report argues. Under state law, N.C. General Assembly candidates are … Continue reading

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Poll: Hagan holds early lead over Tillis in U.S. Senate contest

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan leads Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis in their U.S. Senate race, according to new numbers from Public Policy Polling. The survey also shows North Carolina voters favoring a tax increase to pay for … Continue reading

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