Gov. Pat McCrory

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    How Valuable Is Trump’s Endorsement?

    We’re used to national attention on North Carolina when it comes to politics and key elections. It’s already started again, even though the pivotal U.S. Senate race to replace Republican Richard Burr is more than a year away. The primary, however, is just months down the road, and it’s the…
    Donna Martinez, September 9, 2021
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    Has Trump Changed the Senate Race? Carolina Journal’s Donna King Talks Trump On WPTF

    When former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Richard Burr, it was unexpected until shortly before the announcement, when the Budd campaign got the word. Three GOP candidates – Budd, former Gov. Pat McCrory, and former…
    Donna Martinez, June 15, 2021
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    Pat McCrory Jumps Into U.S. Senate Race: Watch His Video Here.

    Former Gov. Pat McCrory has jumped into the race for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Richard Burr. He joins former Triad-area Congressman Mark Walker. Carolina Journal’s Dallas Woodhouse writes that others could join the race as well.  Here’s McCrory’s announcement video.
    Donna Martinez, April 14, 2021
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    LISTEN: Cooper tells Politico he doesn’t want Mark Robinson to be governor

    Fascinating political news on Thursday when Gov. Roy Cooper sat for a 30-minute virtual interview with Politico’s Elena Schneider. The headlines from a confident-sounding Cooper talking to North Carolina native Schneider: He thinks North Carolina will follow Virginia and turn ‘blue’ No, he won’t run for the U.S. Senate…
    Donna Martinez, March 12, 2021
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    Would you vote for him?

    Those who think the stain of impeachment has relegated Donald Trump to history may be jolted by this new Morning Consult/Politico poll of Republican voters. According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll conducted at the conclusion of the Senate’s weeklong trial, a majority of Republican voters (54 percent) said…
    Donna Martinez, February 17, 2021
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    The return of Pat McCrory?

    The 2022 election season is here, and the North Carolina U.S. Senate seat now held by Richard Burr, is a sought-after seat. Already on the Republican side, former North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker has stepped into the GOP primary race. Will Walker face former Gov. Pat McCrory in that…
    Donna Martinez, February 3, 2021
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    Democrats think Georgia win is model for turning North Carolina blue

    Democrats think they’ve found in Georgia the winning strategy to transform North Carolina from a battleground state to a solidly blue state. The Hill reports: Democrats and organizers point chiefly to the region’s substantial Black population for their optimism. Mississippi has the highest percentage of African Americans in the…
    Donna Martinez, January 19, 2021
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    Judge Manning: “I had no fuss with the legislature”

    Judge Howard Manning oversaw the Leandro v. State of North Carolina case for decades.  In an interview with David Crabtree of WRAL, he praised Phil Berger and the Republican General Assembly for their focus on reading in the early grades.  He is skeptical of the WestEd report. Highlights: “I had…
    Terry Stoops, August 26, 2020