2020 election

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    DEQ/ACP mystery man Doug Heyl working for Democrats again

    Former Department of Environmental Quality Deputy Secretary Doug Heyl is back in the political consulting business. You may recall Heyl was a person of interest a little more than a year ago when a General Assembly investigative committee started digging into the Cooper administration’s moves to approve the Atlantic…
    Rick Henderson, February 19, 2020
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    Election 2020 Snapshot of the Day

    Real Clear Politics is a good resource for polling data. With the Iowa caucus just a few weeks away, check out where things stand for the Democratic candidates. As you’ll see, there are different leaders in different states. What about North Carolina? Five Thirty Eight has a quick…
    Donna Martinez, November 25, 2019
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    Dan Forest releases his education plan

    Gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest unveiled his education plan today.  There are four themes to the plan. Parents Pick Expand the Opportunity Scholarship program to every N.C. family. Level the playing field for high-quality charter schools Four in the Door A principal with full authority to hire and fire An…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2019
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    Read It Here: AG William Barr’s Summary Of Findings By Robert Mueller

    On Sunday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr released a 4-page letter summarizing the findings by Robert Mueller and his team on the question of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia designed to deliver the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. On this key question, which has spurred…
    Donna Martinez, March 25, 2019
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    Poll: Trump job approval rating up 3 points since January

    The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows President Trump’s job approval rating sits at 46 percent. That’s up 3 points since January. The Hill reports: A wide majority of Republican respondents — 88 percent — are among those who approve of the job the president is doing, the poll…
    Donna Martinez, March 4, 2019
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    At least Kamala Harris is honest

    2020 Democratic nominee hopeful Kamala Harris participated a town hall with Jake Tapper in Iowa last night. She was asked about her stances on many issues including the popular “Medicare-for-All” proposal (for more discussion of this proposal see here, here, and here). Here is Kamala’s answer…
    Jordan Roberts, January 29, 2019