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Chatter: Hagan Won't Challenge Burr For Senate Seat PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 05:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A national media outlet is reporting that former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan will not challenge Sen. Richard Burr in the 2016 election for Senate.

Fox News says two unnamed sources confirmed that Hagan is a no-go following months of speculation that she was considering a run to try and unseat the veteran Republican. Hagan is a Democrat who was ousted from her Senate seat last year by Republican Thom Tillis.

Burr is the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman.

Democrats now face a big question mark about who might have the gravitas and name recognition to give Burr a solid challenge.

 
Poll Shows More Self-Identified Conservatives In N.C. Than In U.S. PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 05:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Elon University's recent poll about views of issues before the U.S. Supreme Court provides a window into the ideological views of registered voters in North Carolina.

Slightly more than 35 percent of North Carolina residents who opted in for Elon's online survey described themselves as conservative to a certain degree: 17.1 percent conservative, 9.9 percent slightly conservative, and 8.2 percent extremely conservative.

Those numbers are larger than the U.S. population as a whole, according to the survey: 14.4 percent conservative, 9.6 percent slightly conservative, and 6.9 percent extremely conservative.

The full poll results and demograpics can be found at elon.edu.

 
Poll Sheds Lights On Key Campaign Issue: Gay Marriage PDF Print E-mail
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By Rick Martinez   
Monday, 22 June 2015 05:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A new Elon University poll sheds lights on one of the most controversial social issues of the day: gay marriage.

The Elon pollsters asked North Carolinians if the Supreme Court should decide the legality of same-sex marriage for all states, or if individual states should decide.

The majority -- 54  percent -- said leave it to the states. Four out of 10 said it should be legal in all states.

When compared with the entire country, more North Carolinians want the states to decide: 54 to 47 percent.

 
N.C. Senate Democrats Go After Republicans Over Budget and "Wrong Priorities" PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 June 2015 05:07

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) -  Just days after N.C. Senate Republicans rolled out their new operating budget plan, their Democratic colleagues are blasting them for "wrong priorities."

In a news release, Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue Jr. of Wake County said of the new revenue and spending plan:

“Today, right now, middle class families continue to miss out on the economic recovery. And that is because Republican leadership in the General Assembly is not choosing to make them a priority. That needs to change. Right now, we’re getting outworked and out competed by South Carolina. And today, with this budget, I am afraid that trend will continue. Leadership continue to fail our students by underfunding education. They continue to put new taxes on middle class families, while giving tax handouts to large corporations. This budget, and it’s drafters, are again focused on the wrong priorities."

Blue adds that Democrats have tried, through amendments, to orient the plan toward other priorities.

 
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