Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, August 17, 2012

• Democratic Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton says if elected governor, his initial budget would not include a sales tax increase. But he does not rule out raising taxes later.

 

• Incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-10th, wins the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business.

 

• Attorneys for former N.C. Democratic Party staffer Adriadn Ortega, who has sued the party and chairman David Parker for defamation in a sexual harassment dispute, have asked to depose Parker during the Democratic National Convention.

 

• Ortega’s lead attorney, Kieran Shanahan, will host a fundraiser for 7th Congressional District Republican candidate David Rouzer featuring Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th District, at the Shanahan home in Raleigh.

Rick Henderson / NcIcl-dot-0rg

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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