Latest dispatches from the campaign trail: Monday, March 19, 2012

  • Board rules that candidates can continue to run in House District 72 (Winston-Salem Journal)
  • N.C. Rep. Darrell McCormick suspends his campaign and endorses fellow Republican Rep. Mark Hollo in House District 73 (Dome)
  • President Obama issues a statement in opposition to North Carolina’s proposed marriage amendment (Dome)
  • Legislators honored for their stand in support of redistricting reform (Sun-Journal)
  • U.S. Rep. Walter Jones’ impeachment stand draws criticism (Star-News)
  • Democrat Walter Dalton comfortable with style as North Carolina gubernatorial hopeful (Star-News)
  • Candidates comment on war involvement by the United States (Charlotte Observer)
  • Gov. Bev Perdue assails the marriage amendment and what she terms the GOP’s “outright war on women” (Charlotte Observer)
  • A Democratic candidate, called a racist by his own party, drops out of N.C. Senate District 42 race (NBC-17)
  • N.C. Sen. Stan Bingham, R-Davidson, loses a straw poll to one of his Republican challengers — Eddie Gallimore (The Dispatch)

David N. Bass

Communications Director and Grants Officer for the John William Pope Foundation. Views expressed are his own.

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