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Roll Call: Kay Hagan #4 On Top 10 List Of Vulnerable Democrats PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 16:07

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The latest Public Policy Polling data shows Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan leading her Republican challenger, Thom Tillis, yet a major national political newspaper lists Hagan as among the most vulnerable Democrats in the Senate.

 
Roll Call reports that Hagan is No. 4 on its list of the 10 Most Vulnerable Senators.
 
The full story and list can be found at rollcall.com.
 
Roll Call's analysis says that Hagan's challenges include representing a "red" state where President Obama is unpopular. North Carolina voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. Obama won the state in 2008.
 
Hagan's other opponent is Libertarian Sean Haugh, the candidate many pundits see as a threat to Tillis.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 16:08
 
6th District Democratic Congressional Candidate Laura Fjeld: "I am ready to roll up my sleeves" PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 August 2014 12:47

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Democrat who hopes to replace Republican Howard Coble in the 5th District seat in Congress is stepping up her campaign with less than 100 days to go until Election Day.

 
Laura Fjeld, a former UNC official, is running against Republican Mark Walker, who won the GOP nomination in the July runoff against Phil Berger, Jr. 
 
Fjeld sent the following email this week:
 
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Dear Friend,
 
Today is the 49th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law.  Medicare has proved to be a critically important program that our seniors rely on.
 
Over 50 million Americans are insured through Medicare, which covers preventive screenings as well as prescription drugs.  Without Medicare many seniors would lack basic insurance coverage, and be forced to choose between purchasing their medications and putting food on the table.
 
Some in Washington want to turn Medicare into a voucher program.  This would threaten nursing homes and long-term care, and shred the health care safety net.  I will always fight to protect Medicare, which is critical to the well-being of our seniors and their families.  
 
Washington is broken and I am ready to roll up my sleeves to find solutions for the people of North Carolina.
 
Thanks for all of your support.
 
Sincerely,
 
Laura 
Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 12:47
 
State Board of Elections Sets Special Filing Period In Three Judicial Races PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Candidates seeking to run for three judicial seats being vacated in North Carolina now have a schedule to follow. On Tuesday the State Board of Elections set the special filing period for Friday, August 1 through Friday, August 8.

 
The seats being vacated are:
 
--Chief Judge John Martin of the Court of Appeals, who has announced his resignation effective August 1.
 
-- Superior Court Judge William Constangy of Mecklenburg County, who will retire August 31 having reached the mandatory retirement age of 72.
 
-- Superior Court Judge Robert Johnson of Alamance County, who has announced his resignation effective August 1. 
 
Candidates may file during regular business hours at the State Board of Elections office in Raleigh.
 
The statutory filing fee is $1,331 for the Court of Appeals and $1,259 for Superior Court. 
 
All qualified candidates will appear on the General Election ballot in November. The winner in each race will be determined by a plurality. 
 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:56
 
N.C. Supreme Court Race Poll: Hudson Tops Levinson PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:13

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If the election for a seat on North Carolina's Supreme Court were held today, Democratic incumbent Justice Robin Hudson would be re-elected.

 
New polling data from Public Policy Polling shows the Democrat pulling 21 percent of the vote, with Republican challenger Eric Levison garnering 14 percent.
 
Two-thirds of the electorate remains undecided on the race.
 
Campaign finance analysis of the 2nd quarter by the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation shows Hudson with a starting balance of $96,744. Levinson trails with $27,447.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:13
 
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