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#NCPOL news: Clay Aiken’s #NC02 primary opponent Keith Crisco dies at home

Posted by: ST on May 13, 2014 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

Via the Asheboro Courier Tribune: ASHEBORO — Asheboro businessman and congressional candidate, Keith Crisco, 71, died suddenly at his home today. Information is incomplete; however, early information indicates he suffered injuries from a fall around 1 p.m. at his home on 1263 Thayer Drive in Asheboro. He was reported dead at the scene when emergency […]

 

#NCSEN’s @SenatorHagan goes for broke, ‘fully embraces’ Obamacare

Posted by: ST on May 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm » 7 Comments

The Senator is starting the first of the tricky two-step I mentioned Wednesday she had to do here in order to try and get re-elected to a second term in the US Senate, the first part being to appeal to her base to turn out in strong numbers in November.  Via HuffPo: WASHINGTON — Sen. […]

 

Bad news for #NCSEN’s @KayHagan: Younger voters could lean less Democratic this year

Posted by: ST on May 8, 2014 at 9:41 am » 1 Comment

FiveThirtyEight has some worrisome news for NC’s Senator Kay Hagan (D) this morning (via Memeorandum): In the past six months, eight generic ballot polls have been released with an 18- to 29-year-old cross tab. Together, they add up to well over 1,000 respondents. Democrats clearly hold a lead among young voters. Across the eight surveys […]

 

#NCSEN match-up finally set: Tillis (R) will take on Hagan

Posted by: ST on May 7, 2014 at 9:31 am » 2 Comments

I watched the results as they came in last night, and it was clear once the State Board of Elections site got their “display side” website errors fixed that the NC primary for the right to challenge Hagan in the fall wasn’t going to be much of a contest: N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis, who […]

 

Finally here: It’s primary day in North Carolina

Posted by: ST on May 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm » 2 Comments

After what seemed like forever, North Carolina voters go to the polls today to choose candidates for the fall elections.  The race that is attracting the most attention here, of course, is the one for the US Senate – where several Republican candidates are vying for the chance to try to defeat incumbent Senator – […]

 

#NCPOL: Did a paroled North Carolina child killer murder again?

Posted by: ST on May 3, 2014 at 11:40 am » 3 Comments

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More bad news for #NCSEN’s @KayHagan: Youth interest in elections is declining

Posted by: ST on April 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm » 2 Comments

The Politico reports this morning that a key voting bloc crucial to Democrat election and re-election plans is increasingly losing interest in voting, which could spell disaster for the left – especially in key midterm election years like this one (bolded emphasis added by me): A new poll holds some grim omens for Democrats in […]

 

NYT: Midterm turnout problem may hit #NCSEN’s @KayHagan the hardest

Posted by: ST on April 28, 2014 at 9:32 am » 3 Comments

On top of the Obamacare issue, which is having a major impact on vulnerable Democrat incumbents in battleground states, the NYT’s Upshot blog notes that Democrats are also facing a serious potential midterm election turnout problem  – one that may impact Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) the hardest: Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina seems as if […]

 

On “#EqualPay” issue, #NCSEN’s @KayHagan is quite the hypocrite

Posted by: ST on April 8, 2014 at 7:12 pm » 2 Comments

If you check out Senator Kay Hagan’s campaign Twitter feed today, you’ll see she’s joining other Democrats nationwide in pretending there’s a gender wage gap that favors men over women. Here’s one of her tweets on the topic: It's pretty simple: NC women deserve #EqualPay for equal work. RT if you agree we need to […]

 

NC Elections Board: Nearly 36,000 voted in NC & one other state in 2012 (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on April 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm » 9 Comments

This is a huge story that developed over the course of the afternoon here in North Carolina.  I followed developments via Twitter and my mouth dropped open with each passing Tweet as to what the NC State Elections Board was telling a Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee earlier on issues of double voting, people being registered […]