Gov. Pat McCrory

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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
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    Is Nikki Haley Running In 2024?

    She’s a smart and decisive defender of individual rights and economic freedom. I see Nikki Haley — former South Carolina governor and Ambassador to the United Nations — as a formidable presidential candidate for the Republicans in 2024. Real Clear Politics is reporting on a move that signals she…
    Donna Martinez, February 21, 2020
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    UNC system campus administrator gains outpacing faculty gains

    Laura Wright, an English professor at Western Carolina, opines in today’s Raleigh News & Observer, “For more than a decade, the salary stranglehold on UNC system faculty has been perpetuated by our state’s legislature and ignored by the media. Flat wages over such a long period actually constitute cuts…
    Joseph Coletti, February 19, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day

    Harper Polling surveyed likely Republican primary voters on a number of issues, including choices for U.S. Senate and Governor. Former Gov. Pat McCrory — who is not running — leads the poll with 42% of likely voters choosing him. Carolina Journal reports on the latest poll here.  …
    Donna Martinez, December 11, 2019