Latest dispatches from the campaign trail: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

  • Rowan County Commissioner Carl Ford, a Republican, is running in House District 76 (Salisbury Post)
  • Democrats file for two state House seats in Forsyth County (Winston-Salem Journal)
  • A Democrat finally files to replace U.S. Rep. Brad Miller in the 13th Congressional District (Dome)
  • Ed Goodwin, chairman of the Rowan County commission, files for secretary of state as a Republican (Dome)
  • State Rep. Danny McComas, R-New Hanover, is not running for re-election (WWAY-TV)
  • State Rep. Grier Martin, D-Wake, to retire from legislature; Rep. Deborah Ross, D-Wake, will run in their double-bunked House district (Dome)
  • Democrat Bob Etheridge is waiting until the 11th hour to file for governor (Dome)
  • He’s baaack — former House co-Speaker Richard Morgan files to run for state insurance commissioner as a Republican (WRAL-TV)
  • A local newspaper writes about a Twitter war in the Republican nomination race for state auditor (Beaufort Observer)
  • The race is getting crowded in Bill Faison’s old House district (Herald-Sun)
  • Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s state pension possibly tops $60,000 a year (Dome)
  • State Sen. Wesley Meredith, R-Cumberland, gets a Democratic challenger in George Tatum (Fayetteville Observer)

David N. Bass

Communications Director and Grants Officer for the John William Pope Foundation. Views expressed are his own.

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