Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 7)

  • ‘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
  • Dispatches from the trail, September 24, 2015

    • It’s official! State Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake (at right), will seek the 2016 Democratic nomination for attorney general. The current AG, Roy Cooper, will run against incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. • It’s almost official! Former state Sen. Deborah Ross, D-Wake, has resigned as general…
    Rick Henderson, September 24, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, September 16, 2015

    • Debate day! Eleven Republican presidential contenders will face off at 8 p.m. at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. CNN will air the debate, and the network offers a list of things to watch. • The Charlotte Observer’s Jim Morrill notes that 2016 features the…
    Rick Henderson, September 16, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, September 9, 2015

    • The Triangle gets a visit today from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who (in case you hadn’t heard) also is running for the GOP presidential nomination. He’ll discuss his economic ideas and lay out a tax plan at an address at a Garner industrial facility. Be…
    Rick Henderson, September 9, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, September 2, 2015

    • U.S. House Deputy Majority Whip Patrick McHenry, R-10th District, is chairman of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign in North Carolina. Joining McHenry on the Bush team are state Sens. Tom Apodaca of Henderson County, Brent Jackson of Sampson County, and Rep. Charles Jeter…
    Rick Henderson, September 2, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, August 26, 2015

    • Speaker Meadows? Rep. Mark Meadows, R-11th, soon may escalate his battle with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Meadows tells The Daily Signal if House leaders don’t listen to conservatives, he will make an immediate “motion to vacate” the speaker’s position on the House floor. Within 48 hours, the…
    Rick Henderson, August 26, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, August 19, 2015

    • Former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir, who recently received a two-year prison sentence for diverting federal funds for personal use, says his prosecution was a “witch hunt” led by political opponents. LaRoque was convicted by a jury for using funds meant to aid low-income rural businesses…
    Rick Henderson, August 19, 2015