Elections (page 4)

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    Democrats’ silence on security

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner questions Democratic presidential candidates’ interest in national security issues. Democratic insiders have concluded that Trump is unusually vulnerable on national security for a Republican, an assessment based on proprietary polling and focus groups. But they warn that the leading Democratic candidates, most…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    When the new Democrat-led State Board of Elections decided to fire state elections director Kim Strach, critics fired accusations of partisanship. Rick Henderson analyzes Strach’s dismissal for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts examines the prospects for dental therapy in North Carolina. Author Philip…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2019
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    Poll: Most Want Smaller Government, Lower Taxes

    Rasmussen polled 1,000 likely voters. Here’s what pollsters found: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes over a more active one with more services and higher taxes. Thirty-two percent (32%)…
    Donna Martinez, May 29, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The lineup is set for September’s special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Rick Henderson analyzes Dan Bishop’s win in the Republican primary. He also looks ahead to Bishop’s contest with Dan McCready for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders discusses interest within…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the UNC Board of Governors’ efforts to ease tensions with Vidant Health as a lawsuit between the two parties moves forward. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explains why the Electoral College has little to do with race and slavery.
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2019
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    Washington Examiner takes notice of Tillis-Tucker race

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on the opening days of N.C. Republicans’ 2020 U.S. Senate primary. Republican leaders in the Senate are aggressively defending Sen. Thom Tillis, with plans to carpet bomb primary challenger Garland Tucker across the North Carolina airwaves if he jeopardizes the incumbent’s…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2019
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    Trump and suburban voters

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner explores the return of suburban voters to President Trump’s political camp. When the 2018 elections practically wiped out GOP members from suburban districts, the party went into a panic. But since, the suburban vote, especially among women, has come back to the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill heading to the governor that would loosen North Carolina’s restrictions on craft brewers. The Daily Journal focuses on two opinion columns that could influence the Republican primary in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019