About: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson

Managing Editor, Carolina Journal, John Locke Foundation

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Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 17, 2014

• We’re taking a break Good Friday and will be back in this space Monday. Happy Easter, everyone. • National Democrats are pulling out all the stops to have someone other than House Speaker Thom Tillis face incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan this fall, according to National Journal. The Washington-based publication looks at a major adContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 16, 2014

• The latest ad supporting the Senate candidacy of House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, from the Karl Rove-founded American Crossroads emphasizes Tillis’ opposition to Obamacare and incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s repeated use of the “lie of the year.” • Fundraising numbers are trickling in from the first quarter of 2014, and in the 2ndContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 15, 2014

• Hope you’ve filed your taxes … • House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, has rejected WRAL’s invitation to join an April 23 debate with fellow Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls Dr. Greg Brannon of Cary, nurse Heather Grant of Wilkesboro, and the Rev. Mark Harris of Charlotte. The Tillis team made it official Monday, citing aContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 14, 2014

• The Rev. Mark Harris is on the air with his first ad in his quest for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. • Harris and six of the seven other candidates for the Senate nomination met Friday for a debate sponsored by the East Wake Republican Club. House Speaker Thom Tillis did not attend. Look forContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 11, 2014

• Former Shelby Mayor Ted Alexander, who’s running for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination to face incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan, releases an ad touting his record and his comparative standing to his rivals in a recent poll. • Eleven Senate Democrats, including Hagan, send a letter to President Obama urging him to approve the KeystoneContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 10, 2014

• Greensboro City Council member Zack Matheny is on the air with his first TV ad in his quest to win the Republican nomination in the 6th Congressional District. Nine Republicans have filed in the primary contest. • On her website, incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan goes after Republican challenger Rep. Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, for hisContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 9, 2014

• The most recent survey by High Point University and UNC-Chapel Hill puts the approval rating of incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, at 35 percent. The survey covers only statewide elected officials and does not ask about the Republican challengers who are seeking Hagan’s seat. • More polling: The latest survey of theContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 8, 2014

• Former state Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District against Clay Aiken and Toni Morris, unveils his second TV ad in the campaign. It’s running in both the Triangle and the Triad. • The political newspaper Roll Call reports that Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan raised $2.8 millionContinue Reading

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