Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 3)

  • 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
  • Yours truly, at UNC-Chapel Hill tonight

    A little shameless self-promotion: This evening, from 6:00-8:30 p.m., I’m honored to be part of a panel discussion hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill General Alumni Association on the 2016 elections. Anchored by WUNC’s Leoneda Inge, the panel of Carolina alumni and faculty will feature Hodding Carter, Peter Hans, Bill…
    Rick Henderson, March 2, 2016
  • Campaign dispatch, March 1, 2016

    • As you await Super Tuesday results … • Ad wars: The presumed front-runners for each major party’s Senate nomination are on the air. Democrat Deborah Ross emphasizes economic security and “fairness.” GOP incumbent Richard Burr highlights national security: • The winners of a Beaufort County Republican…
    Rick Henderson, March 1, 2016
  • Campaign dispatch, February 23, 2016

    • While plenty of ink has been spilled over the impending June 7 primary race between incumbent GOP Reps. Renee Ellmers and George Holding in the 2nd Congressional District (Holding has said he’ll abandon his 13th District seat and challenge the three-termer), 9th District Rep. Robert Pittenger has…
    Rick Henderson, February 23, 2016
  • Campaign dispatch, February 17, 2016

    • Endorsement time! State Treasurer Janet Cowell, a Democrat who’s chosen not to seek a third term, is backing former Wake County Democratic Party head Dan Blue III in her party’s primary. Blue also has the support of the North Carolina Association of Educators and the Service Employees…
    Rick Henderson, February 17, 2016
  • Campaign dispatch, February 10, 2016

    • Down to the wire: Chief Justice of the U.S. John Roberts says the plaintiffs suing the state over its congressional maps must file a response by Tuesday explaining why the order demanding new maps should not be put on hold until after the March 15 primary. If Roberts (or all…
    Rick Henderson, February 10, 2016
  • Campaign update, February 9, 2016

    • The Club for Growth PAC, which is supporting Chatham County GOP Chairman Jim Duncan in the 2nd Congressional District primary, is on the air with this ad attacking incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers. The free-market group will spend $400,000 on the ad buy. • A new High…
    Rick Henderson, February 9, 2016