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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
 
N.C House/Senate Republicans Have Significant Advantage Over Democratic Opponents PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 July 2014 12:06

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Second quarter fundraising reports show legislative Republicans garnering a lot more cash than their Democratic Party opponents.

 
Analysis by the  nonpartisan North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation shows the following as of June 30. 
 
* House Republican Candidate Committees & Caucus: $4.3 million cash on hand
 
* House Democratic Candidate Committees & Caucus: $2 million cash on hand
 
* Senate Republican Candidate Committees & Caucus: $4.4 million cash on hand
 
* Senate Democratic Candidate Committee & Caucus: $1.6 million cash on hand
 
The entire analysis is available at http://ncfef.org/research-analysis/district-analysis/campaign-finance-reports-analysis/
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:06
 
Anti-Thom Tillis Ad Ready To Launch With $1.1 Million Buy PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Patriot Majority USA has purchased a major TV ad blitz with an anti-Thom Tillis ad that associates the Republican U.S. Senate candidate with conservative donors David and Charles Koch.

 
The 30-second began airing Tuesday and will continue for two weeks, according to the Associated Press.
 
The group also ran an anti-Tillis ad earlier this year.
 
Tillis, the North Carolina House Speaker, is seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan. 
 
Factcheck.org reports that Patriot Majority USA has Democratic/liberal leanings and was formed under another name in 2005 by Craig Varoga, a Democratic political strategist.
 
Varoga is reportedly chief strategist for Senate Majority PAC, the group tasked with electing/re-electing Democrats to the U.S. Senate.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:57
 
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