Elections (page 2)

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    DEQ/ACP mystery man Doug Heyl working for Democrats again

    Former Department of Environmental Quality Deputy Secretary Doug Heyl is back in the political consulting business. You may recall Heyl was a person of interest a little more than a year ago when a General Assembly investigative committee started digging into the Cooper administration’s moves to approve the Atlantic…
    Rick Henderson, February 19, 2020
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    Wealthy preparing to vote with their feet

    David Lesperance writes about the potential impact of the 2020 presidential election on American wealth. The November election is clearly a ‘jump ball’ not only for POTUS but also the down-ticket senators, representatives and governors. But we do know that all of the Democratic candidates have now announced…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020
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    Bernie’s embrace of gun control

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon documents Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wavering support for — and eventual rejection of — key gun-rights arguments. Bernie Sanders has campaigned on his reputation as an outsider to become the Democratic presidential frontrunner, but the independent Vermont senator, who long took moderate…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020
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    National Review Online targets North Carolina’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary

    Jack Crowe of National Review Online highlights a key issue in the contest for North Carolina’s Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. Cal Cunningham, the front-runner in the North Carolina Democratic Senate primary, recently emphasized his commitment to reducing tuition costs in an op-ed placed in the UNC student newspaper.
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C.  Appeals Court’s decision to block voter ID indefinitely. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why a federal court decision against Medicaid work requirements should help end North Carolina’s state budget impasse.
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020
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    Countering the narrative of Bloomberg as centrist

    Editors at Issues and Insights want no one to buy into the narrative that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would offer a centrist choice to Democratic presidential primary voters. Michael Bloomberg has been blanketing the airwaves with ads that tout his up-by-his-bootstraps success, his can-do attitude,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020
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    Biden argues Democrats have ignored black voters

    John Gage writes for the Washington Examiner about former Vice President Joe Biden’s ongoing attempt to salvage his presidential bid. Joe Biden believes Democrats lost the 2016 presidential election because they did not campaign hard enough for black support. “Every time they’ve run, whether it’s — take Carter…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020
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    Bloomberg and Hillary? Don’t bet on it

    John Fund of National Review Online doesn’t buy into the prediction that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could select Hillary Clinton as his presidential running mate. There’s no better evidence that Mike Bloomberg’s chances of getting the Democratic nomination are on the rise than the fact…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020