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Senate GOP Caucus Want Phil Berger To Stay As Leader PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 December 2014 06:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - He's been serving as North Carolina Senate Leader since 2011, and it looks like Phil Berger will serve another term. This week, the Senate GOP Caucus decided to nominate Berger again when the legislature convenes in January.

Republicans hold 34 of the 50 seats in the Senate chamber. Berger is expected to easily take the top job when the vote occurs.

Berger would serve with Rep. Tim Moore of Cleveland County, who is likely to become the leader of the North Carolina House.

 
2016 Senate Poll: Richard Burr Beats All Democratic Matchups Polled PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 December 2014 06:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The 2014 midterms are behind us, and 2016 polling has officially begun, and the results look good for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, who will face the voters in two years.

Public Policy Polling's new survey data shows Burr, a Republican, beating all three Democratic challengers that pollsters asked North Carolinians to consider in hypothetical matchups with Burr.

When asked who they would vote for if former Sen. Kay Hagan were on the ballot, 46 percent said Burr and 43 percent said Hagan.

State Treasurer Janet Cowell was also placed on the ballot by the polling firm. She also lost to Burr, 44 to 38 percent. The result was the same for a Burr versus Anthony Foxx race: Burr 44, Foxx 38.

The full results can be found at publicpolicypolling.com

 
Democrats Regain Lead In Generic Congressional Ballot Question PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 05:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In the wake of a disastrous midterm election showing, Democrats have a glimmer of hope in the latest Generic Congressional Ballot question asked by Rasmussen.

The polling agency reports that its latest survey of likely U.S. voters gives Democrats 40 percent, edging Republicans, who stand at 39 percent.

The question asked which party a voter would vote for if an election were held today for seats in the U.S. Congress.

Republicans had held the lead, or tied with Democrats, for several weeks prior to the latest survey.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 05:58
 
Rep. G.K. Butterfield To Lead Congressional Black Caucus PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 December 2014 06:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina's 1st District Congressman G.K. Butterfield has been elected the 24th Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)for the 114th Congress.

Butterfield's term begins in January. He is a Democrat who was recently re-elected to serve in the primarily eastern North Carolina district.

The CBC consists of 45 members.

“I’m moved by the unwavering support the CBC has shown me throughout the years,” said Butterfield in a news release.  “Each year they’ve continued to elect me to senior positions within the Caucus, solidifying their confidence in me to help steer and now lead the conscience of the Congress as Chair.  I do not take this endorsement lightly.”

 
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