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The permanent leader of day-to-day operations at the North Carolina Democratic Party said Monday she's focused on winning elections and having the party speak for working people despite recent electoral and financial setbacks.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon touted a new endorsement Thursday, while rival Thom Tillis announced a $1.1 million television ad.
North Carolina Democrats say they've got the energy and voters on their side heading into the 2014 legislative elections because of what Republicans in charge of state government did in 2013.
Nothing clarifies the mind, with apologies to Dr. Johnson, quite like a fight for survival. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, arrived at his moment of enlightenment contemplating the likelihood of West Virginia voters returning to the Senate someone who voted to preserve Obamacare. He told a home-state paper, the Beckley Register-Herald, the other day that he would "vote tomorrow" to repeal the law. A day later, presumably after being taken to the woodshed by Harry Reid, Mr. Manchin returned to a state of confusion with a retraction. "I have never supported repealing [Obamacare]," he said.
North Carolina's top judicial leader appeared likely to be Republican for years to come and GOP U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger got a late primary challenge from a tea party supporter as candidate filing ended Friday.
The list of candidates who filed Feb. 10-28 with the North Carolina State Board of Elections for selected statewide and federal offices, with name as to be listed on ballot, hometown or address provided and party (when applicable). For General Assembly, Superior Court judge, District Court judge and district attorney candidates, go to http://www.ncsbe.gov
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It looks like North Carolina Libertarians will have a U.S. Senate primary this year, too.
House Speaker Thom Tillis embraced the Republican agenda he helped push through North Carolina state government and criticized Democrat incumbent Kay Hagan's record as he officially filed Wednesday for the U.S. Senate.