Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 5)

  • 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
  • Dispatches from the trail, December 16, 2015

    • Left-leaning activists filed yet another election-related lawsuit against the state, this time claiming agencies weren’t doing enough to register voters under federal law. Agencies that provide public assistance are supposed to encourage recipients to register. The lawsuit claims the state’s been lax, citing gaps in the…
    Rick Henderson, December 16, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, December 8, 2015

    • Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat who’s seeking his party’s nomination to face incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory, urged members of the General Assembly to follow President Obama’s recommendation and pass legislation barring people on the federal government’s watch list of potential terror suspects from buying firearms.
    Rick Henderson, December 8, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, December 1, 2015

    • Candidate filing for the 2016 election cycle opened today at noon! Carolina Journal’s Dan Way has a preview here. The State Board of Elections will keep a running tally of who’s running (as information becomes official) here. In addition, the board has released a series of training…
    Rick Henderson, December 1, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, November 18, 2015

    • Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper (at right), who’s running against incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, used a stop at Central Piedmont Community College to claim that recent tax cuts and reforms passed by the General Assembly show that the GOP is robbing from the working class.
    Rick Henderson, November 18, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, November 11, 2015

    http://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/app/uploads/2015/11/Bring-It-PSA-HD.mp4 • The State Board of Elections has produced a 60-second video (above) informing voters that — beginning next year — they’ll need to bring an ID to the polls. • At least 18 members of the General Assembly either have announced they won’t seek another term or…
    Rick Henderson, November 11, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, November 3, 2015

    • U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th District, has lapped the field of North Carolina’s House incumbents and challengers with more than $2.3 million campaign cash on hand, the Salisbury Post reports. A distant seconc is Deputy House Majority Whip Patrick McHenry, R-10th, with $1.2 million in the…
    Rick Henderson, November 3, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, October 29, 2015

    • Ad wars: The conservative groups Americans for Prosperity North Carolina (see video above) and Real Jobs NC are on the airwaves with advertisements praising the actions of conservative Republicans in Raleigh. Meantime, the American Petroleum Institute (see ad at right) is lauding the McCrory administration’s…
    Rick Henderson, October 29, 2015