Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 3)

  • 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
  • Campaign dispatch, February 3, 2016

    • Debategate, round two? Attorney General Roy Cooper and former state Rep. Deborah Ross of Wake County, the Democratic Party’s presumed front-runners for governor and U.S. senate, respectively, still have refused to commit to debate their primary opponents, the N&O reports. Time Warner Cable News and WRAL have…
    Rick Henderson, February 3, 2016
  • Report From Nader Group Calls I-77 Project ‘Boondoggle’

    (Cross-posted at CarolinaJournal.com) CityLab.com, a website on urban policy published by The Atlantic Monthly, reports that the High-Occupancy Tolling project on Interstate 77 north of Charlotte won a dubious honor, making the list of 12 “highway boondoggles” identified by U.S. PIRG, a group founded by Ralph Nader. In…
    Rick Henderson, February 2, 2016
  • Dispatches from the trail, January 27, 2016

    • Money time! Candidates must update their campaign reports before Sunday, but we have some news about a number of incumbents and challengers. For example: The race for governor between GOP incumbent Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper will be costly. McCrory has $4.1…
    Rick Henderson, January 27, 2016