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Vanquished Congressional Candidate Clay Aiken Hurls Vulgarity At Rep. Renee Ellmers PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democrat Clay Aiken is lashing out at the woman who defeated him in last year's race for the 2nd District seat in Congress.

Multiple media outlets report that Aiken called Ellmers several vulgar names in an interview with radio host Howard  Stern and in his cable reality show, "Runner-Up." According to thehill.com, the words include "bitch," "idiot," and  a slang term for the female anatomy.

"Runner-Up" is a four-part series that documents Aiken's loss to Ellmers in 2012.

Ellmers' office said the comments illustrate "why he is a runner up."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:51
 
Board of Elections Schedule For Fall 2015 Municipal Voting PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 April 2015 05:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina voters in cities and towns across the state will head to the polls in the fall to choose members of local boards. The state Board of Elections has posted the following calendar.


8/14/2015
Absentee Voting By-Mail begins for September Municipal Primary

9/3/2015 8:00 AM     
One-Stop Early Voting Begins for September Primary

9/4/2015     
Absentee Voting By-Mail Begins for October Municipal

9/15/2015     SEPTEMBER PRIMARY

9/24/2015 8:00 AM     
One-Stop Early Voting for October Municipal Election

10/2/2015     Absentee Voting By-Mail Begins for November Municipal

 
Bill To Move Presidential Primary Passes House 111 to 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 April 2015 05:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It's on to the Senate for House Bill 457, which would move North Carolina's presidential primary to March 8. The goal is to prevent North Carolina from being penalized by the national parties for trying to hold the primary in February, a move legislators made in 2013.

The Republican National Committee has told North Carolina it would take away a substantial number of convention delegates if the state GOP persists in trying to become one of the first states to choose nominees. North Carolina's primary has traditionally been held in May. Candidates are usually already chosen by that time.

National Democrats are opposed to a pre-March primary for North Carolinan as well. This week, Democratic Rep. Mickey Michaux of Durham endorsed the bill during a committee meeting, saying he didn't see a choice. "“You [Republicans] are going to lose some delegates if this thing stays the way it is, and we [Democrats] are going to lose some too,” Michaux said.

 
N.C. Republican Party Snags Presidential Hopeful Gov. Scott Walker For State Convention PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 05:27

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The man national Republicans believe will be the next to jump into the presidential race will appear at the state Republican Party's convention this summer.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be a featured speaker at the June 5-7 convention in Raleigh. The party announced the governor's appearance on Tuesday.

Other  confirmed speakers include entrepreneur Donald Trump and former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton.

Republicans will choose their next state leader at the convention. Current chairman Claude Pope has announced he will not seek a second term.

Democrats already have a new leader in place. Patsy Keever took the helm earlier this year as the Democrats work on rebuilding a fractured party structure.

 
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