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Young Democrats Groups To Hold Event Honoring Harvey Gantt and Mel Watt PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 July 2015 05:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina Young Democrats are inviting the party faithful to join them for an event honoring two senior statesmen from the Charlotte area: Harvey Gantt and Mel Watt.

An email from Ray McKinnon of the Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County and Justin Conley of the Young Democrats of North Carolina reads in part:


"On behalf of the Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County and the Young Democrats of North Carolina, we are honored to invite you to the 2015 Gantt-Watt Reception.  We hope you will join us on Saturday, August 8 at the Oak Room, 200 East Bland Street in Charlotte, NC for what will surely be an excellent evening.

Every year, we come together to celebrate the legacies of Harvey Gantt and Mel Watt – and to celebrate others who are following in their footsteps. Proceeds from the reception will go toward our efforts training the next generation of activists, implementing new innovative campaign skills, and most importantly motivating our young leaders to improve North Carolina."

To register, visit ncdp.org.

Paul Foley Resigns From State Board of Elections PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 July 2015 05:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Board of Elections member Paul Foley has vacated his seat after details came to light that he inserted himself into an investigation that involved a client of his law firm.

The announcement came Thursday from Board of Elections Chairman Josh Howard.

Gov. Pat McCrory had called on Foley to resign.

The case in question involved video sweepstakes and a sweepstakes company owner named Chase Burns. Foley's firm represented Burns. Foley had recused himself but, according to media reports, had asked for information about the investigation.

Nominating a replacement for Foley now falls to North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Hasan Harnett.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015 05:50
Richard Burr Campaign Raises $1.7 Million In 2nd Quarter PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 05:42

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Sen. Richard Burr is raking in the cash for his re-election campaign, raising $1.7 million in the second quarter ended June 30. When added to the kitty, that leaves the Republican senator with roughly $3.8 million in the bank.

The Associated Press first reported the numbers from the Burr campaign.

State Democrats continue to seek a candidate to challenge Burr. Their preferred candidated, former Sen. Kay Hagan, says she's not interested.

National Democrats: 2016 Presidential Turnout Good For Democrats, Bad For Richard Burr PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015 05:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - So far no North Carolina Democrat has stepped up t challenge incumbent Sen. Richard Burr for re-election. But despite that fact, national Democrats are distributing talking points that Burr is vulnerable in 2016 due to the anticipated high Democratic turnout in a presidential year.

The Raleigh News and Observer reports that a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee memo lays out reasons it says Burr should be nervous.

Last month former Sen.Kay Hagan said she's not interested in challenging Burr. She had been Democrats' best hope for a serious run at the Republican incumbent.


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