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State Republicans Prepare For June Convention, Election Of New Party Chair PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 May 2015 05:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina Republicans will gather in Raleigh June 5-7 for their annual convention. A highlight will be the election of a new state party chairperson. Current Chairman Claude Pope has announced he will not seek another term and will return to the Carolina coast to operate his family business.

Schedule speakers include presidential hopeful Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, and entrepreneur Donald Trump.

Information available at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/north-carolina-republican-party-4854278745

 
Anti-Republican Protesters Block Door At Legislature PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 April 2015 05:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The progressive protest movement led by the North Carolina NAACP was back at the legislature Wednesday for another round of protests against Republicans who control the General Assembly. Some protesters blocked the door of the Senate chamber and then encountered police.

The protesters also held a news conference to outline again their disagreements with Republicans. The groups say Republican policies are wrong headed, even "sinful."

The groups want more money appropriated for Medicaid and a host of other social service programs.

State Republicans responded by saying the protests are political theater and that the protest agenda would cost taxpayers $10 billion.

The Rev. William Barber, head of the NAACP and the leader of the movement, says protests will continue.

 
Vanquished Congressional Candidate Clay Aiken Hurls Vulgarity At Rep. Renee Ellmers PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democrat Clay Aiken is lashing out at the woman who defeated him in last year's race for the 2nd District seat in Congress.

Multiple media outlets report that Aiken called Ellmers several vulgar names in an interview with radio host Howard  Stern and in his cable reality show, "Runner-Up." According to thehill.com, the words include "bitch," "idiot," and  a slang term for the female anatomy.

"Runner-Up" is a four-part series that documents Aiken's loss to Ellmers in 2012.

Ellmers' office said the comments illustrate "why he is a runner up."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:51
 
Board of Elections Schedule For Fall 2015 Municipal Voting PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 24 April 2015 05:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina voters in cities and towns across the state will head to the polls in the fall to choose members of local boards. The state Board of Elections has posted the following calendar.


8/14/2015
Absentee Voting By-Mail begins for September Municipal Primary

9/3/2015 8:00 AM     
One-Stop Early Voting Begins for September Primary

9/4/2015     
Absentee Voting By-Mail Begins for October Municipal

9/15/2015     SEPTEMBER PRIMARY

9/24/2015 8:00 AM     
One-Stop Early Voting for October Municipal Election

10/2/2015     Absentee Voting By-Mail Begins for November Municipal

 
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