Elections (page 517)

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    York asks, ‘Where’s Mitt?’

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article delves into former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s strategy for winning the 2012 Republican presidential nomination: [I]n some key caucus and primary states, there is another, more basic question being asked these days: Where is the Romney campaign?…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Becki Gray about the legislative redistricting process. Rick Henderson’s guest Daily Journal questions the value of North Carolina’s business progressivism.
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
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    Barone nips talk of a GOP front-runner in the bud

    Is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination? Michael Barone devotes his latest Washington Examiner article to disputing that notion. In the realclearpolitics.com average of recent polls Romney gets 16.6% and Mike Huckabee 16.4%. They’re followed by Donald…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details the contentious N.C. House committee debate over an informed-consent abortion bill. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the need to find a proper balance between disclosure and privacy in campaign finance laws.
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
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    The need for redistricting reform – now on the big screen!

    We know that the odd couple pairing of John Hood and Chris Fitzsimon at a recent news conference on redistricting reform must have convinced you that the cause is worthy. But if you still need convincing, make plans now to join North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform two weeks…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2011
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    JLF researchers call next week’s Cabarrus County sales tax vote a referendum on local debt bailouts

    Cabarrus County commissioners want voters to endorse next week a quarter-cent increase in the local sales tax rate. A new report from the John Locke Foundation research staff shows why the May 17 referendum is really a vote on whether to bail out county commissioners for taking on…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
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    DeMint wants GOP presidential candidates to support balanced budget requirements

    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint has emerged as a potential kingmaker for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, as Byron York details in a new Washington Examiner report. What does DeMint want in return for his support? So far DeMint, who in 2008…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
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    Barone explores lessons from the Canadian Conservatives’ electoral win

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner article looks for lessons Republicans can learn from the recent electoral victory of Canada’s Conservative Party: The Conservatives’ triumph offers a couple of lessons that may be relevant to U.S. Republicans. One is that smaller-government policies, far from being…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2011