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N.C. Judicial Races 2nd Quarter Cash On Hand Reports PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 July 2014 09:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Associate Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin has more than a quarter of a million dollars on hand for his bid to become the Chief Justice of the state's highest court.

Analysis compiled by the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation (NCFEF) shows Martin with $254,461 on hand as of the 2nd quarter report. His opponenent, current Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis has $77,577 on hand.
NCFEF has also culled on-hand figures for the three races for an Associate Justice seat -- the seats now held by Mark Martin, Robin Hudson, and Cheri Beasley.
The three races for a seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals are also included in the data, which can be found at www.ncfef.org.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 09:18
Money Watch: Democrats Beat Republicans In Congressional Fundraising PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:20

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has something to cheer about in an election year many pundits say is trending toward Republicans.

The DCCC reports it raised $10.9 million last month -- more than a million more than its Republican counterpart, which raised $9.6 million, according to the Wall Street Journal
In terms of cash on hand, the Democratic group reportedly has more in its coffers than do Republicans -- $50.9 million to $42.5 million.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:21
N.C. Board Of Elections Primary Runoff Results PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state Board of Elections reports the following results for Tuesday's primary election runoff. These results do not include additional local races in roughly one-third of North Carolina's counties.

5th Congressional District Democratic Runoff
Joshua Brannon 65.63%
Gardenia Henley 34.37%
6th Congressional District Republican Runoff
Mark Walker 60.06%
Phil Berger, Jr. 39.94%
NC House of Representatives District 23 Democratic Runoff
Shelly Willingham 51.92%
R.B. "Rusty" Holderness 48.08%
District Attorney District 10 Republican Runoff
John Walter Bryant 63.61%
Jeff Cruden 36.39%
District Attorney District 25 Republican Runofof
David Learner 61.80%
James (Jay) Gaither, Jr. 38.20%
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:25
Mark Walker Topples 6th District Favorite Phil Berger, Jr. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Conventional wisdom was thrown on its ear Tuesday night as Republican Mark Walker handily defeated fellow Republican Phil Berger, Jr. for the 6th District nomination for Congress and the opportunity to replace retiring Congressman Howard Coble.

Walker garnered 60 percent of the vote to Berger's 40 percent.
Berger came in first in the May primary but on Tuesday failed to win his home county of Rockingham, as well as other counties in the district. He came close in Orange County, losing to Walker by just 2 percentage points.
Walker, a Baptist minister from Greensboro, told reporters, “We wouldn’t be very truthful if we told you we expected to win with 60 percent."
Berger, son of state Senate Leader Phil Berger, outraised and outspent Walker, but the minister's grassroots volunteers proved formidable.
Walker now faces Democrat Laura Fjeld in the general election.
Fjeld wasted no time calling Walker a "radical extremist who doesn't share the values of North Carolinians." 
She invited what she termed "mainstream Republican voters" to join her campaign.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:01

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