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The Campaign Trail
Clinton Hits NC GOP Leaders During Raleigh Campaign Stop PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 June 2016 13:28
Raleigh - Hillary Clinton struck a populist tone during a Raleigh campaign stop and criticized North Carolina Republican leaders for not paying adequate teacher salaries.
 
“Thanks to leaders like Jim Hunt, North Carolina was a leading state when it came to education,” Clinton said. “Now, unfortunately, thanks to your governor (Pat McCrory) and the legislature, the average teacher salary can barely support a family ... We should support our teachers, not scapegoat them.”
 
North Carolina Republicans held a news conference ahead of the rally, saying the Tar Heel State has been a leader in raising teacher pay since the GOP took over full control of state government in 2013 for the first time in more than a century.
 
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said North Carolina has “put more money back into the pockets of the taxpayers,” in contrast to federal policies that he said Clinton would continue.
 
“I think what you’re going to see from Hillary Clinton based on her recent speeches, based on her desire to increase spending by the federal government by another $1.3 trillion on top of the $20 trillion of debt we already have with no plan to pay for that, I think the contrast you’re going to see (with Trump) is somebody who is a businessman who understands how to impact the bottom line the right way, how to put people to work in America.”
 
McCrory’s campaign pounced on the pro-union parts of Clinton’s speech — accusing her in a statement of calling for “empowering labor union bosses.”
 
Clinton’s ideas for improving education and debt-free college hit home with Sandi Shover, a middle school English teacher from Sanford who attended the rally with her four children and her mother.
 
Shover told the Raleigh News and Observer she sees the results of children with under-developed language skills passing through the grades. She also worries about getting her own children through college. Her two oldest sons are 15 and 14.
 
“She has it right on education,” Stover said.
 
McCrory Wants More Debates PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:21
Raleigh - Governor Pat McCrory’s campaign is pushing for more debates with Democratic nominee Attorney General Roy Cooper.
 
The governor’s campaign says it has committed to six debates and a seventh could be in the works. The campaign says it’s open to additional dates.
 
Both candidates will debate on Friday at a meeting hosted by the N.C. Bar Association. They have also agreed on a live debate hosted by the N.C. Association of Broadcasters on a date yet to be chosen. The Raleigh News and Observer reports the McCrory campaign  has requested a second debate by the broadcasters, but a date has yet to be chosen. 
 
McCrory has committed to debates offered by Time Warner Cable News, ABC 11 in Raleigh and Fox 8 in Greensboro and is in talks with a Charlotte TV station. However, McCrory refuses to participate in an Oct. 18 debate sponsored by WRAL-TV. The governor’s campaign has complained to the station that it fails to mention in ts reporting the WRAL owner Jim Goodmon has contributed to Cooper’s campaign.
 
Hilliary Clinton Will Visit Raleigh Wednesday PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 June 2016 16:03
Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will visit Raleigh at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds Exposition Center.
 
Those who want to attend the event can RSVP on the website. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. 
 
North Carolina is considered a key battleground state in the presidential election.  
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:34
 
Republican AGs Make $3.8 Million Buy Supporting Buck Newton PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 June 2016 15:42
The Republican Attorneys General Association said it has reserved ad time for the five weeks leading up to the November general election in support of Republican state senator Buck Newton in his bid against Democrat Josh Stein in their contest for North Carolina Attorney General. 
 
The buy includes broadcast and cable advertising, and will cost $3.8 million.
 
“RAGA is on the offense in 2016, and we are committed to expanding our already strong majority of Republican attorneys general, with North Carolina being a prime pick-up opportunity,” Executive Director Scott Will said in a statement announcing the buy.
 
The buy comes after the organization spent $14 million in 2014 in support of Republican candidates for state attorney general.  After the 2014 elections, GOP attorneys general outnumbered Democrats for the first time, with 27 elected to the office.
 
 
Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016 15:47
 
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