Category Archives: Elections

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

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Democratic primary in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal urges state lawmakers to continue their discussions about the best way to pay public school teachers.

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

New Carolina Journal Online features

Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Democratic primary in N.C. House District 58. John Hood’s Daily Journal places North Carolina’s recent economic growth in context.

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

New Carolina Journal Online features

Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Democratic primary in N.C. House District 60. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal focuses on a University of North Carolina professor who’s leading the charge for free speech and academic freedom.

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

Barnes labels N.C. key to 2014

Fresh from his appearance at a John Locke Foundation election panel Headliner luncheon, Fred Barnes has written a new Weekly Standard feature pointing to North Carolina as the key to national Republicans’ hopes for the 2014 elections. To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate withoutContinue Reading