About: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson

Managing Editor, Carolina Journal, John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Rick Henderson

Dispatches from the campaign trail, October 21, 2014

• U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan comes out with an ad defending herself from reporting suggesting her family businesses benefited from federal taxpayer handouts. • Yours truly’s take on all this is here. CJ’s reporting and analysis is here. And Politico discusses the state of Hagan’s Senate race with Thom Tillis here. • Unless the situationContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, October 20, 2014

• National Review Online looks at the controversy surrounding energy grants received by businesses owned by family members of Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan. Over the weekend, the News & Observer and WRAL News entered the fray. Carolina Journal’s reporting is here. • The Charlotte Observer’s Jim Morrill suggests the Hagan-Tillis race will surpass theContinue Reading

Hagan business profited from stimulus. Period. Full stop.

In 2010, JDC Manufacturing, a real estate company owned and managed by Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband Charles “Chip” Hagan and his brothers John and David, applied for and received a federal stimulus grant administered by the State Energy Office of $250,644 that helped pay for energy upgrades, including a solar energy installation, at a buildingContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, October 17, 2014

• Republican Thom Tillis’ Senate campaign launches a new ad referring to a stimulus grant that benefited several companies owned by family members of Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan. See Carolina Journal’s reporting on the stimulus grant, and a separate grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture here, here, here, and here. • North Carolina mainstreamContinue Reading

New at CJ Online: USDA blocks access to Hagan grant file

In Don Carrington’s latest update on the taxpayer-funded grants flowing to companies owned by Sen. Kay Hagan’s family, he reports that the US Department of Agriculture in Raleigh has referred inquiries about the documents to Washington — and that the head of the Raleigh office was recommended to President Obama by none other than theContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, October 16, 2014

• A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows President Obama’s approval rating at 40 percent, the same level President George W. Bush logged before the 2006 Democratic wave. The Democratic Party also has hit the skids, with 39 percent of voters favoring it — a 10-point drop since August. • After a campaign event lastContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, October 15, 2014

• U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a likely 2016 presidential candidate, appears in an ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Republican Thom Tillis in the Senate race. The Chamber has endorsed Tillis. • Another federal judge invalidates Amendment One, the North Carolina referendum banning gay marriage. But the judge allows Tillis (asContinue Reading

More on the Democratic attorney the Hagans consult

As CJ’s Don Carrington reported, Sen. Kay Hagan and her camp have provided inconsistent answers about the legal advice sought regarding a stimulus-funded grant that one of her husband’s companies received, and other unusual aspects of the deal. Now, the Washington Free Beacon profiles that attorney, Marc Elias of the Perkins Coie law firm. FromContinue Reading

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