The opponent of a Mecklenburg County judge who’s running for reelection questions whether state elections officials should have allowed her to run while unresolved issues linger from her 2014 campaign.
NC Sen. Harry Brown, the Republican majority leader, ran for NC House as a Democrat in 2002. He sponsored a bill that affects judicial candidates who switch parties. His bill would strip Chris Anglin, an NC Supreme Court candidate, of his Republican label.
N.C. Supreme Court justice Barbara Jackson said she was not involved in a bill approved by the legislature that prevents one of her opponents from listing his political party affiliation on the November ballot.
Cathy von Hassel-Davies, a Democratic candidate for North Carolina state House, announced Wednesday that she plans to drop out of her race. The move comes about a week after she apologized for anti-immigration comments she made in an old blog post.
To break the Republican supermajority in the N.C. General Assembly, Democrats need to win four House seats or six Senate seats. In 10 key GOP-held districts, Democratic candidates have a cash advantage.
If Democrats retake the House of Representatives, it will be because of people like Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb. From North Carolina and Illinois to Ohio and Kentucky, Lamb’s shock success is leading to new campaign tactics.
Cathy Von Hassel-Davies is a Democratic candidate for North Carolina state House. A 2006 post on her blog rails against Mexican immigrants. It says the US spends tax dollars “putting up signs in Spanish and American.”
Dan McCready and Kathy Manning, Democratic candidates in North Carolina, announce big fundraising totals in the second quarter of 2018. Manning is challenging incumbent Ted Budd, and McCready faces Mark Harris.
Republicans control the North Carolina legislature, but NC Democrats announced Thursday, July 12, 2018, they have a record amount of cash to help their candidates in the midterm elections and potentially break the supermajority.
Rickey Padgett, a Durham Republican who's running against state Sen. Mike Woodard, tweeted a cartoon depicting Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in Nazi uniforms. Padgett also compared Rep. Maxine Waters to Aunt Esther from TV's Sanford and Son.
Normally Democratic Supreme Court candidate Anita Earls would be listed first on the ballot this fall. But a little-noticed ballot change will make her last among three candidates. That could make a difference in the outcome.
Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris, a former Baptist pastor, once delivered a sermon questioning whether a career was the "healthiest pursuit" for women. Harris is running in the 9th District for the U.S. House.
Advocacy groups have been urging North Carolina lawmakers to put a $1.9 billion statewide school construction bond referendum on the November 2018 ballot. Instead, legislators want to put constitutional amendments on the ballot.
State Rep. Tim Moore, the Republican House speaker, says states with voter ID laws have seen “zero decrease” in participation. As legislators consider a referendum on the issue, PolitiFact checks Moore's claim.
Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall clears Orange County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jamison Sykes of charge that Sykes was pulling up Tony White signs during the May 2018 primary race. White lost his challenge, giving Sheriff Charles Blackwood another term in office.
Voters in Durham, Mecklenburg and Buncombe counties in North Carolina signaled they are ready for change in the criminal justice system after voting for candidates for sheriff and district attorney promising reforms and new approaches, but what does that mean for the rest of the state and how much reform is possible?