Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, July 18, 2012

• Winners in high-profile races from Tuesday’s runoff election: Dan Forest (Republican, lieutenant governor); John Brooks (Democrat, labor commissioner); Mike Causey (Republican, commissioner of insurance); Ed Goodwin (Republican, secretary of state); John Tedesco (Republican, superintendent of public instruction); Richard Hudson (Republican, 8th Congressional District); Robert Pittenger (Republican, 9th Congressional District); Mark Meadows (Republican, 11th Congressional District).

 

• Winners of state legislative runoffs:Robert Clark III (Democrat, Senate District 21); Jeff Tarte (Republican, Senate District 41);  David Curtis (Republican, Senate District 44); Mattie Lawson (Republican, House District 6); Ronald Rabin (Republican, House District 12); Nathan Baskerville (Democrat, House District 32); Dana Bumgardner (Republican, House District 109). Full results at the State Board of Elections website.

 

• Walter Dalton and Pat McCrory say they will not take reserve funds the General Assembly set aside to pay for the gubernatorial transition.

 

• Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx talked up the Democratic National Convention Tuesday in Raleigh and said the convention host committee’s rebranding of Bank of America Stadium as “Panthers Stadium” was a non-issue.

 

• Pot, meet kettle? Moore & Van Allen — the “powerful law firm that lobbies state government,” according to an ad funded by the Democratic Governors Association bashing Pat McCrory (who worked for Moore & Van Allen) — was hired to do consulting work for the DGA on at least two recent occasions, IRS documents show.

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Rick Henderson became editor-in-chief of Carolina Journal in August 2016 after being managing editor of Carolina Journal since April 2009. Before that, he had worked more than...

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