Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 6)

  • Dispatches from the trail, October 28, 2015

    • Burying the lede, the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling shouts, “Hillary’s Back!” while also noting that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still loses to most Republicans in their latest survey of North Carolina voters. The only Republicans Clinton defeats are Jeb Bush, 46/43, and John Kasich,…
    Rick Henderson, October 28, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, October 20, 2015

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, at a JLF luncheon April 13 • The race for third place wasn’t close, as participants in last weekend’s statewide Tea Party Constitutional Caucus chose Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson as their favorites. Cruz received 50 percent, Carson 42…
    Rick Henderson, October 20, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, October 15, 2015

    • Now that Janet Cowell (at right) has announced she will not seek a third term as state treasurer, possible successors are making their intentions known (or rumored). Among those mentioned are former GOP state Reps. Edgar Starnes (who now lobbies the General Assembly for Cowell) and Dale…
    Rick Henderson, October 15, 2015
  • Ross enters race for U.S. Senate

    Former state Rep. Deborah Ross, a Wake County Democrat, ended weeks of speculation and joined the race for U.S. Senate against two-term Republican incumbent Richard Burr. Ross made the announcement in the following video. Her only announced Democratic opponent is Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey. Be sure to check…
    Rick Henderson, October 14, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, October 13, 2015

    CJ Photo by Dan Way• He’s in! Attorney General Roy Cooper made it official Monday: He’s running for governor against incumbent Republican Pat McCrory. First, Cooper will have to take care of Durham attorney Ken Spaulding in the March 15 Democratic primary. Read Dan Way’s account of the Cooper…
    Rick Henderson, October 13, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, October 6, 2015

    • It’s Election Day in a handful of N.C. cities (see full list here). Be sure to vote if you’re eligible. • Freshman U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-6th District, will face a familiar opponent in next year’s GOP primary. Kenn Kopf, a Kernersville lawyer and retired…
    Rick Henderson, October 6, 2015
  • ‘Drunk Town’ campaign latest instance of central planning confusion

    If you live near the Triangle and watch commercial television (or subscribe to the News & Observer), you’ve probably noticed the rather comical “drunk town” commercials and print ads orchestrated by Democratic political pollster Dean Debnam (co-founder of Public Policy Polling) attacking candidates for City Council who want downtown Raleigh…
    Rick Henderson, October 4, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, September 29, 2015

    • U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-10th District, the chief deputy whip of his party’s House caucus, is looking to move up. If current Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana becomes the new House majority leader, McHenry has announced his desire to succeed Scalise. McHenry would face House Rules…
    Rick Henderson, September 30, 2015