Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 4)

  • 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
  • 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