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6th District Democratic Congressional Candidate Marks One Year Of Candidacy Announcement PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 August 2014 12:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democrat Laura Fjeld hopes she can snag the 6th District Congressional seat away from Republicans in November, and this week she marked the one-year anniversary of her candidacy with a fundraising email.

Fjeld faces Republican Mark Walker for the chance to succeed retiring veteran Congressman Howard Coble.
The Fjeld email reads:
Dear Friend,
One year ago today, I announced my candidacy for the US Congress.
Over the past year, we’ve had our first endorsement, contribution, volunteer, TV ad and victory on Primary night.  Supporters have grown from a few dozen to thousands over the past 365 days and it wouldn’t have been possible without each and everyone one of you. 
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I am humbled to have the support of so many people with diverse interests and backgrounds engaged in our efforts.
Now as we look forward with fewer than 85 days until Election Day, your support and help are more critical than ever to making sure we finish what we started.  I hope you will help me celebrate our milestone with a $36.50 contribution to pay for 100 pieces of literature or a $365 contribution for a TV spot to help us win on Election Day.
Again, thank you for your invaluable support.
Kindest regards,
Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 12:59
State Board Of Elections: 28 Candidates File For Three Judicial Seats PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:03

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - When the dust settled on Friday afternoon, a total of 28 candidates had filed the necessary paperwork and paid the fees to be on the ballot for three judicial races.

The state Board of Elections reports that 19 candidates have filed for the Court of Appeals seat vacated by Chief Judge John Martin.
The ballot order will be:
Marion Warren
Chuck Winfree
John M. Tyson
Elizabeth Davenport Scott
Tricia Shields
Jody Newsome
Marty Martin
Hunter Murphy
Keischa Lovelace
Ann Kirby
Abe Jones
Sabra Jean Faires
Daniel Patrick Donahue
J. Brad Donovan
Lori G. Christian
Jeffrey M. Cook
Betsy Bunting
John S. Arrowood
Valerie Johnson Zachary
 Five candidates have filed for the Superior Court seat in District 15A vacated by Judge Robert Johnson (Alamance).
Keith Whited
Jim Roberson
Mike Rodgers
Alex Dawson III
Rick Champion
 Four candidates have filed for the Superior Court seat in District 26B vacated by Judge William Constangy (Mecklenburg). 
Eric A. Montgomery
David Kelly
John W. Bowers
Carla Archie
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:04
Hagan Campaign Targets Tillis Support From Karl Rove, Koch Brothers PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 14:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With most polls showing Democrat Kay Hagan either leading her Republican opponent Thom Tillis or tied with the House Speaker, the Hagan camp is going after conservative supporters of Tillis.

In an e-mail distributed Tuesday, the campaign sought to gather donations with its anti-Rove, anti-Koch message.
The email is below.
Dear Friend,
Karl Rove is all in for Kay’s opponent, Thom Tillis.
Rove's outside groups have already spent $5 million on Tillis' behalf. And Rove himself was on Fox News defending Tillis’ actions that have hurt North Carolina’s middle class.
Rove's made his choice for North Carolina -- the same choice the Kochs have made. But we know, Friend, that it’s the WRONG choice for North Carolina families.
Kay is our choice -- and if she’s going to win, she needs us. We need to hit our $450,000 goal before this month’s deadline. Pitch in a few dollars to get us there.
If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:
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Rove jumped to Tillis’ defense pretty fast. Hey, I don’t blame him: I would too if my outside groups had already invested $5 million to help Tillis get elected.
But here’s the truth: All that money won’t change a thing. Polls are showing that, even though this is a close race, Kay’s got the momentum.
And as long as she’s got the best grassroots network out there, there’s no way Rove and the Kochs will get their way.
Kay will continue to be the top target of special interest attacks. And we need to continue hitting our goals to fight back. Contribute your $5 (or more) to help us bring in another $450,000 in August.
Preston Elliott
Campaign Manager
Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate, Inc.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 14:48
Statement From Gov. McCrory's Legal Counsel On Federal Judge's Ruling Regarding N.C. Voting Laws PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 August 2014 09:13


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In the wake of a federal judge's ruling that North Carolina's voting reform law, enacted in 2013, will be used in the 2014 November election, Gov. Pat McCrory's office released the following statement, with comment from Chief Legal Counsel Bob Stephens.
“This is a victory for North Carolina’s popular law that requires identification to vote,” said Stephens. “North Carolina is joining a majority of states in common sense protections that preserve the sanctity of the voting booth. Today’s ruling is just more evidence that this law is constitutional – as we have said from the very onset of this process,” Stephens continued.

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