Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, May 25, 2012

• Former GOP Gov. Jim Martin endorsed Robert Pittinger in the July 17 runoff against Jim Pendergraph for the 9th U.S. Congressional District nomination.


• North Carolina-based Tea Party groups plan to roll out the welcome mat for delegates attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.


• North Carolina Democrats G.K. Butterfield (1st District) and Mel Watt (12th District) are mentioned in a Washington Examiner story as sponsors of “Miscellaneous Tariff Bills” — measures that exclude specific items such as eyelash curlers from tariff duties.


• Mitt Romney’s campaign launches a second “Day One” ad describing what he would do if inaugurated. (He expects to be a busy man.)


No dispatches Monday the 28th. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend and take some time reflecting on why we celebrate that day.

Written by

Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson became editor-in-chief of Carolina Journal in August 2016 after being managing editor of Carolina Journal since April 2009. Before that, he had worked more than a decade for newspapers in Denver, Colo., Las Vegas, Nev., and Southern California as an editorial writer and editor, columnist, and business reporter. Prior to that, he was at Reason magazine for nine years, splitting time between Southern California as a reporter and managing editor and Washington, D.C., where from 1992-96 he was Reason's first full-time Washington editor. He graduated in 1979 from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in political science. Rick lives in Raleigh with his wife and their menagerie of pets.

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