About: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson

Managing Editor, Carolina Journal, John Locke Foundation

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Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 24, 2014

• Heads up: Early voting starts today! For sites and hours, visit this portal at the State Board of Elections website. • A new ad from the American Crossroads Super PAC supporting House Speaker Thom Tillis’ bid for the U.S. Senate, fights back at charges by incumbent Kay Hagan over Tillis’ “character.” • A SurveyContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 23, 2014

• Ad wars in the 2nd Congressional District! Democratic candidate Clay Aiken releases an ad citing his work with disabled children as his reason for running. Meantime, rival Keith Crisco releases his own ad contending that Aiken was AWOL when he served on a presidential task force dealing with children’s issues. • GOP Senate DebateContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 22, 2014

• 6th Congressional District Democratic contender Laura Fjeld is on the air with a commercial hitting broadcast and cable outlets in Greensboro and cable in the Triangle. • Debate day! (Tomorrow is, too!) Time Warner Cable News and McClatchy Newspapers are sponsoring the 7 p.m. contest featuring Republican U.S. Senate candidates Greg Brannon, Heather Grant,Continue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, April 21, 2014

• 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Keith Crisco airs his third campaign ad, this one highlighting Social Security and Medicare. Crisco faces Clay Aiken and Toni Morris for the district’s Democratic nomination. • In the Republican primary for the 2nd District, first quarter fundraising totals are in, and incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers has more thanContinue Reading

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

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