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Early Media Buys Show Intensity of Primary Facing Key House Budget Writer Nelson Dollar PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 01 February 2016 06:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Six weeks prior to North Carolina's primary election, House budget writer Nelson Dollar is already facing a media barrage from primary opponent Mark Villee.

Dollar and Villee are Republicans. Dollar has represented Wake County's House District 36 for six terms. He is Senior Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Joint Legislative Oversigiht Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice.

Villee calls himself the "clear conservative choice" and casts Dollar as a big spender. Dollar counters that Villee "is desperate."

 
Roy Cooper Raises $2.9 Million To Pat McCrory's $2.6 Million PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 28 January 2016 06:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democrat Roy Cooper raised $2.9 million in the last half of 2015 according to his campaign for governor.

That's roughly $300,000 more than incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory raised during the same period. The McCrory campaign reported it raised $2.6 million.

Democrat Ken Spaulding has not yet reported his numbers. Reports are due to the state Board of Elections on Friday.

On the Republican side, candidate Robert Brawley told the Associated Press "there is little to report."

Republican Charles Moss is also in the race.

The primary election is March 15.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016 06:14
 
We're Off! Absentee Voting By Mail Underway PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 06:15

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Registered voters who wish to vote in the March 15 primary election using the mail method for absentee voting can begin doing so as of this week.

The state Board of Elections calendar shows absentee voting by mail officially began Monday, Jan. 25. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is March8. The last day to return an absentee ballot by mail is March 15.

The full election calendar and complete rules can be found at ncsbe.gov.

 
McCrory Campaign Raises $2.6 Million In Second Half Of 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 06:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The campaign to re-elect Gov. Pat McCrory reports it raised $2.6 milllion for the governor's re-election effort in the second half of 2015, boosting its cash-on-hand to more than $4.1 million.

"This puts us well beyond what Governor Perdue raised by this point – before she decided not to run for re-election in 2012. During the same time period in 2011, Governor Perdue raised $1.3 million and had $2 million on hand," according to the email to supporters from lead campaign strategist Chris LaCivita.

Campaign reports are due Friday.

McCrory faces fellow Republicans Robert Brawley and Charles Moss in the March 15 primary race.

Democrats running in the primary are Roy Cooper and Ken Spaulding.

 
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