Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 4)

  • Dispatches from the trail, January 20, 2015

    • Pow! The most recent survey of North Carolinians from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling shows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton blasting past their rivals. With 38 percent, Trump leads the GOP slate, with U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas with 18 percent and Marco Rubio of…
    Rick Henderson, January 21, 2016
  • Dispatches from the trail, January 18, 2016

    • A few days before WRAL News reported that the U.S. Department of Energy was investigating potential self-dealing and conflicts of interest regarding stimulus grants taken by businesses owned by former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s family members (with investigators citing Carolina Journal’s extensive reporting on the…
    Rick Henderson, January 18, 2016
  • Dispatches from the trail, January 12, 2016

    • Former Chatham County Republican Party Chairman Jim Duncan (at right), who’s challenging incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers for the 2nd District GOP nomination, is one of the first three U.S. House candidates to win the endorsement of the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee that…
    Rick Henderson, January 12, 2016
  • Dispatches from the trail, January 5, 2016

    • Twenty-seven candidates — 12 Republicans, 11 Libertarians, and four Democrats — will appear on the March 15 presidential primary ballot. The State Board of Elections released the list Tuesday. Candidates will be listed alphabetically, beginning with names starting with “H.” (State law requires the first letter…
    Rick Henderson, January 5, 2016
  • Dispatches from the trail, January 4, 2015

    • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, will make a stop in the Triangle Saturday. He’ll appear at a 4:30 p.m. rally at the State Fairgrounds before attending a private fundraiser at the home of developer John Kane.
    Rick Henderson, January 4, 2016
  • Dispatches from the trail, December 30, 2015

    • Several members of the North Carolina congressional delegation made news in the recent report by the watchdog site OpenSecrets.org of the estimated wealth of federal lawmakers. At one extreme, freshman Rep. Mark Walker, R-6th District, had an estimated net worth of negative $67,000, giving him…
    Rick Henderson, December 30, 2015
  • U.S. Attorney Walker resigning; CJ reporting led to complaint

    U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Thomas Walker announced today he’s resigning to work in private practice, and local media outlets have issued effusive praise about his tenure in office, as has U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. One issue that hasn’t been…
    Rick Henderson, December 22, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, December 17, 2015

    • It looks as if U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-2nd District, may have three high-profile primary challengers. Former Chatham County GOP chairman Jim Duncan already has filed for the seat; financial planner Frank Roche, who faced Ellmers in the 2014 GOP primary, has said he wants a…
    Rick Henderson, December 17, 2015