Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 2)

  • Campaign dispatch, April 26, 2016

    • Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has produced the first ad for his re-election campaign, and it focuses on his leadership of the opposition to the Charlotte “bathroom” ordinance, which resulted in House Bill 2. • A fascinating op-ed column in the Los Angeles Times by law professors from William & Mary…
    Rick Henderson, April 26, 2016
  • Campaign dispatch, April 19, 2016: Elon Poll edition

    • A new Elon University Poll  of registered N.C. voters defies the conventional wisdom (and the media narrative) about House Bill 2: A near-majority (49 percent) said the state should not allow cities to mandate “ungendered” (my term) bathrooms, changing…
    Rick Henderson, April 19, 2016
  • DOT could give CSX $100 million to steal Scotty McCreery’s family property

    A CSX train can be seen in the background during a Saturday beach music concert at The Farm near Selma. (CJ Photo by Don Carrington) That’s right. The Farm, a special events venue near Selma owned by country music star Scotty McCreery’s future in-laws, is slated to be…
    Rick Henderson, April 15, 2016
  • Campaign dispatch, March 28, 2016

    • Freshman Rep. Alma Adams, D-12th District, again will get a boost from EMILY’s List, the fundraising arm of pro-choice advocacy groups. The group and its political action committee provided roughly $300,000 for Adams’ successful 2014 campaign. • Greensboro’s Adams may need the help; she’ll…
    Rick Henderson, March 28, 2016
  • Campaign dispatch: Primary day, March 15, 2016

    • The polls are open until 7:30 p.m. Find your polling place here. Have at it! • Advancing the primary so that North Carolina became a player in the presidential selection process worked, to the extent that a record 11 percent of the state’s registered voters took advantage…
    Rick Henderson, March 15, 2016
  • If you want to read about the Democratic candidates for governor …

    You’ll have to visit their websites. Carolina Journal’s Dan Way profiled the four Republicans seeking the GOP nomination, including incumbent Pat McCrory. We planned to publish a profile of the two Democratic Party candidates for governor, Attorney General Roy Cooper and Durham attorney Ken Spaulding. Neither campaign responded to…
    Rick Henderson, March 11, 2016
  • Campaign dispatch, March 9, 2016

    • Buncombe County Commissioner Holly Jones is on the airwaves with an ad touting her record as she seeks the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. Jones will face 2012 Democratic nominee Linda Coleman, Durham attorney Ron Newton, and Wake County state employee Robert Wilson in Tuesday’s primary. • A…
    Rick Henderson, March 9, 2016
  • Campaign dispatch, March 8, 2016

    • In the Democratic primary battle for lieutenant governor, Buncombe County Commissioner Holly Jones has lined up endorsements from the Winston-Salem Journal, Indy Week, and former UNC-Chapel Hill and NBA star Sam Perkins (Jones was a student manager of the 1982 national champion men’s basketball team), but not longtime…
    Rick Henderson, March 8, 2016