Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 11)

  • Dispatches from the trail, April 8, 2015

    • The first episode of “The Runner-Up,” Esquire Network’s four-part series about Democrat Clay Aiken’s unsuccessful bid to defeat U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-2nd District, aired Tuesday. If you don’t get Esquire on your cable or satellite package, the network is airing some excerpts, such as the one above.
    Rick Henderson, April 8, 2015
  • State will purchase Hammocks Beach property, ending land grab

    The Council of State on Tuesday agreed to pay $7 million to purchase more than 200 acres of Onslow County waterfront property from members of the Hurst family, expanding the Hammocks Beach State Park and ending a nearly decade-long battle between the owners of the property and…
    Rick Henderson, April 7, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, April 1, 2015

    • Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper has made no formal announcement, but he sure looks like a 2016 rival to Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. Cooper has posted an online petition objecting to the governor and General Assembly’s education spending policies on his website, and he’s running a…
    Rick Henderson, April 1, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, March 25, 2015

    • Citing last year’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democratic loser Kay Hagan and Republican winner Thom Tillis, Roll Call notes that competitive primaries can sharpen challengers (like Tillis) to run a successful general election race against an incumbent — so long as the primary winner unites…
    Rick Henderson, March 25, 2015
  • Hear Ted Cruz, the first announced 2016 presidential candidate, April 13 in Raleigh

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced today he will seek the 2016 GOP nomination for president. The John Locke Foundation will host a Headliner Luncheon event with Cruz April 13 in Charlotte(oops) Raleigh. Tickets are available, and you can reserve yours here. It will be the first of…
    Rick Henderson, March 23, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, March 18, 2015

    • Set your DVRs and check your local listings: Esquire Network’s “The Runner-Up,” highlighting “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken’s unsuccessful bid to unseat 2nd District Republican U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, is set to debut April 7. • State Democrats want to have their ducks in a row…
    Rick Henderson, March 18, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, March 11, 2015

    • If you’ve wondered about the source of commercials touting the “conservative leadership” of GOP U.S. Reps. Renee Ellmers (2nd District) and Robert Pittenger (9th District), the funding comes from American Action Network, and independent campaign group closely aligned with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. Why now, a…
    Rick Henderson, March 11, 2015
  • Governor’s budget funds raise for new teachers, restores incentive tax credits

    CJ’s Dan Way reports on the just-released budget by Gov. Pat McCrory: Gov. Pat McCrory announced a no-tax-hike $51.7billion budget for 2015-17, with a general fund budget of $21.5 billion, at a press briefing this morning at the state Emergency Operations Center. Some initial highlights include increasing spending…
    Rick Henderson, March 5, 2015