Elections (page 5)

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    Biden’s lead and name recognition

    Joe Biden is the clear front-runner in the 2020 Democratic presidential election campaign. Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner ponders whether that lead is based solely on name recognition. Joe Biden’s lead in early Democratic presidential primary polls is in part due to name recognition, a point underscored…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis will face a Republican primary challenge in 2020 from conservative author and businessman Garland Tucker. Rick Henderson analyzes Tucker’s electoral bid. He also discusses other developments in North Carolina’s next Senate race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts spells…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert assessments of North Carolina’s 9th District congressional race. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explains how talking to parents can help explain the appeal of public charter schools.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    Smooth sailing for Trump?

    Conrad Black explains at National Review Online why he believes prospects look good for the re-election of Donald Trump. The full proportions of the debacle that awaits the Democrats next fall is starting to penetrate their complacent disdain and revulsion toward President Trump. Rank-and-file Democrats are so ecstatic…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Odd-year primaries yield normal outcomes

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: Congressional elections in odd-numbered years? Odd is certainly one way to describe what many North Carolinians are experiencing right now. But in some ways, the special elections of 2019 are confirming rather than breaking the political rules. Those elections are in…
    Anna Manning, May 15, 2019
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    Back to the Obama years? Cal Thomas says, ‘No, thanks’

    Cal Thomas explains at FoxNews.com why he’s not a fan of former Vice President Joe Biden’s approach to the 2020 presidential election campaign. Joe Biden, the leading Democrat in the overcrowded presidential sweepstakes (there are more of them running than horses in the recent Kentucky Derby), appears to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019
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    Biden on China: Nothing to see here, move along

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner reports on former Vice President Joe Biden’s lack of concern about an American rivalry with China. Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested on Monday that China’s economy or influence could not exceed that of the U.S., yet another turn for the 2020…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislative reaction to the U.S. Department of Defense’s take on possible N.C. wind farms. Lindsay Marchello reports Civitas polling data on voters’ concerns about the environment and education spending. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that odd-year congressional primaries in…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019