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More Than 50 Legislators Face No Opposition PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 27 December 2015 09:53

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Nearly one-third of races for state legislative seats have already been decided since there is only candidate running for the office.

Uncontested races mean that13 state senators and 40 state house members were elected at the close of candidate filing.

In congressional races, Democrats are fielding candidates in all 13 seats, even though they hold just three of them now. One surprise candidate is Democratic political consultant Thomas Mills, who filed to run against Republican incumbent Richard Hudson.

Mills told the Raleigh News & Observer he made the move because "none of these guys deserves a pass." Mills lives in the 4th congressional district but state law does not require a candidate to live in the congressional district he hopes to serve.

 
Final Primary Election Candidate Listing PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 December 2015 06:45

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The candidate field for North Carolina's primary election is now set. Monday at Noon was the deadline to file paperwork with the state Board of Elections office.

The board's website contains the final list of candidates. It can be found at ncsbe.gov.

Among the last day filers was Greg Brannon, who added his name to the list of Republicans vying for the U.S. Senate seat held by Richard Burr. Brannon was an unsuccessful Senate candidate in 2014.

 
For Second Time, N.C. Supreme Court Rules Election Maps are Constitutional PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 December 2015 06:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina election maps drawn in 2011 are constitutional, according to the North Carolina Supreme Court. The ruling is the second from the high court that gives the stamp of approval to the maps drawn by Republicans following the 2010 U.S. Census - a move required by law.

“We hold that the enacted House and Senate plans, as well as the federal congressional plan, satisfy state and federal constitutional and statutory requirements and, specifically, that the three-judge panel’s decision fully complies with the Supreme Court’s decisions in Alabama,” Justice Paul Newby, a Republican, wrote for the majority.

One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit is Margaret Dickson, a former state senator from Cumberland County. In a statement, she said the plaintiffs would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 
So Far, Five File To Run For North Carolina Governor PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 December 2015 06:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The latest campaign filing update shows five people are in the race for North Carolina governor, including Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory.

The State Board of Elections website shows the candidates are:

-- Pat McCrory (R)
-- Robert Brawley (R)
-- Roy Cooper (D)
-- Ken Spaulding (D)
-- Lon Cecil (L)

Candidate filing continues through Noon on Monday, Dec. 21.

 
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