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McCrory Wants More Debates PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:21
Raleigh - Governor Pat McCrory’s campaign is pushing for more debates with Democratic nominee Attorney General Roy Cooper.
 
The governor’s campaign says it has committed to six debates and a seventh could be in the works. The campaign says it’s open to additional dates.
 
Both candidates will debate on Friday at a meeting hosted by the N.C. Bar Association. They have also agreed on a live debate hosted by the N.C. Association of Broadcasters on a date yet to be chosen. The Raleigh News and Observer reports the McCrory campaign  has requested a second debate by the broadcasters, but a date has yet to be chosen. 
 
McCrory has committed to debates offered by Time Warner Cable News, ABC 11 in Raleigh and Fox 8 in Greensboro and is in talks with a Charlotte TV station. However, McCrory refuses to participate in an Oct. 18 debate sponsored by WRAL-TV. The governor’s campaign has complained to the station that it fails to mention in ts reporting the WRAL owner Jim Goodmon has contributed to Cooper’s campaign.
 
Hilliary Clinton Will Visit Raleigh Wednesday PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 June 2016 16:03
Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will visit Raleigh at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds Exposition Center.
 
Those who want to attend the event can RSVP on the website. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. 
 
North Carolina is considered a key battleground state in the presidential election.  
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:34
 
Republican AGs Make $3.8 Million Buy Supporting Buck Newton PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 June 2016 15:42
The Republican Attorneys General Association said it has reserved ad time for the five weeks leading up to the November general election in support of Republican state senator Buck Newton in his bid against Democrat Josh Stein in their contest for North Carolina Attorney General. 
 
The buy includes broadcast and cable advertising, and will cost $3.8 million.
 
“RAGA is on the offense in 2016, and we are committed to expanding our already strong majority of Republican attorneys general, with North Carolina being a prime pick-up opportunity,” Executive Director Scott Will said in a statement announcing the buy.
 
The buy comes after the organization spent $14 million in 2014 in support of Republican candidates for state attorney general.  After the 2014 elections, GOP attorneys general outnumbered Democrats for the first time, with 27 elected to the office.
 
 
Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016 15:47
 
Burr - VP Talk Is Just A Rumor PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 June 2016 14:40
North Carolina Senator Richard Burr said word that his name is being vetted as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate Donal Trump is more rumor than reality. 
 
“Every name that’s been floated up to this point is speculation,” Burr told McClatchy News. "I don’t think any of it – to my knowledge – has any credible nexus with the campaign.”
 
Radio pundit Hugh Hewitt claimed to have been tipped off on Burr being a contender by someone close to the Trump campaign.
 
As Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Burr could bring critical political credentials to Trump’s White House race, given the presumptive nominee’s lack of experience in elected office.
 
Trump has said he’ll announce his VP pick at next month’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
But, would Burr like to be considered for the Republican presidential ticket?
 
“It’s not something that I’m even remotely concerned about,” he said.
 
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