Latest dispatches from the campaign trail: Friday, March 9, 2012

  • Two Democrats, two Republicans compete in Senate District 25 (Richmond County Daily Journal)
  • Style and experience set apart conservative candidates in House District 74 (Yes! Weekly)
  • Republican Roger Parker drops out of the House District 63 race, eliminating the GOP primary (Times-News)
  • Democrat strategist Gary Pearce criticizes Bill Faison’s “anti-social” use of social media (Talking About Politics)
  • In Gaston County, President Obama encourages clean air initiatives (Charlotte Observer)
  • Conservative groups aim to excite evangelical Christian voters in North Carolina (Citizen-Times)
  • The N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation examines media markets in North Carolina and their impact on politics (NCFEF)
  • Scott Mooneyham reads the election-filing tea leaves (Daily Advance)
  • Candidate forums for governor and state schools superintendent will be held March 29 (Dome)
  • I’ll take political potpourri for $100, Alex: Hayden Rogers, a Democratic candidate in the 11th Congressional District, had a Menendez brother as a college suitemate (Roll Call)

VIDEO: A new radio ad from George Holding accuses Paul Coble of engaging in “juvenile” politics in the 13th Congressional District Republican primary.

David N. Bass

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

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