Elections (page 556)

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    Barone assesses the GOP presidential field

    If you enjoyed reading this morning John Hood’s assessment of the current state of the Republican presidential race, you’ll want to read Michael Barone‘s assessment for the Washington Examiner: There has been lots of moaning about the poor quality of the field…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2011
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    TIME profiles Pawlenty

    As potential Republican presidential candidates continue to demur, one who continues to push forward is Minnesota’s Tim Pawlenty. He gets an extended profile in the latest TIME: Pawlenty likes to boast that he, more than any other candidate, will run on his record. It’s…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report previews this week’s action for the N.C. General Assembly. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, or Rick Perry is likely to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Much of the debate about the impact of the N.C. House’s budget and tax plans has involved a mix of economic fact and fantasy. John Hood distinguishes the fact from fantasy in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Daren Bakst discusses property-rights legislation moving through the General…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2011
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    North Carolina is not alone in considering changes to its primary date

    Earlier this week, Carolina Journal reported on a proposal to move North Carolina’s presidential primary from May to March. Now John Gizzi of Human Events offers a national perspective on the topic: It does seem a pretty good bet that the “Big…
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2011
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    Michael Reagan assesses the impact of his father’s 1976 presidential primary victory in North Carolina

    The Jesse Helms Center marked the 35th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s 1976 North Carolina Republican presidential primary victory with a celebration Wednesday night in Raleigh. Reagan’s son Michael delivered featured remarks. Before the event, CarolinaJournal.tv asked the younger Reagan about the significance of his father’s primary win in the race…
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2011
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    If Mitt Romney becomes the GOP nominee …

    Byron York has a pretty good idea of how President Obama will approach the general election campaign. York shares his ideas with Washington Examiner readers: President Obama told a crowd at a Democratic fundraiser in Boston Wednesday night that he was able to pass…
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2011
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    New at CJO: Cabarrus vote confirms trend of low-turnout elections for sales tax hikes

    The latest Carolina Journal Online report explains how Cabarrus County voters’ approval of a quarter-cent sales tax hike fits with a pattern followed in other North Carolina counties.
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2011