Category Archives: Elections

Dispatches from the campaign trail, November 25, 2014

• According to media reports, Supreme Court Associate Justice Cheri Beasley (at right), a Democrat, will prevail after a recount in her race against Republican attorney Mike Robinson. Former Gov. Bev Perdue appointed Beasley to the court in 2012. • WUNC radio looks at the issues that will face House Speaker-designate Tim Moore in theContinue Reading

Lessig’s group charged with breaking campaign laws

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports on complaints surrounding the activity of a “super PAC” tied to campaign finance reform advocate Lawrence Lessig. Harvard Law professor Larry Lessig, a co-founder and the face of Mayday PAC, launched the super PAC in the run-up to the most recent election season and raised over $10 millionContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, November 27, 2014

• The new Republican House leadership for the 2015 session of the General Assembly is in place, led by Speaker-designate Tim Moore of Cleveland County (at right). Moore, who chaired that chamber’s Rules Committee in the previous session, will face election before the entire House after the session convenes. • Before Saturday’s vote for theContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, November 21, 2014

• State House Republicans caucus this weekend in Randolph County to pick their choice for speaker in the 2015 General Assembly. Six members are seeking the job, and with a supermajority slated to take office in January, this weekend’s selection is a near-certainty to become speaker. • A new High Point University Poll finds theContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

During a recent visit to Raleigh, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard offered a John Locke Foundation audience his analysis of 2014 midterm election results. Kristol also discussed the election’s ramifications for public policy over the next two years during an interview for this weekend’s edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear from oneContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, November 20, 2014

• Former Raleigh mayor and state Transportation Secretary Tom Bradshaw, a Democrat, conceded the Senate District 15 race to Republican businessman Johnny Mac Alexander. Following a recount, Alexander had a lead of roughly 700 votes. Republicans will pick up a net of one seat in the 2015 General Assembly and have a 34-16 majority. •Continue Reading

In case you missed it …

Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight” asked the John Locke Foundation to respond to claims from some allies of U.S. Sen.-elect Thom Tillis that opponent Kay Hagan ran a poor re-election campaign.

Dispatches from the campaign trail, November 19, 2014

• With the defeat of Kay Hagan, NBC News says Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is the only Democratic senator from the “Deep South.” And Landrieu may be on her way out unless she wins her Dec. 6 runoff election. • Rep.-elect Mark Walker, R-6th District, sits down with WFDD in Winston-Salem to discuss his hopesContinue Reading