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Sen. Leader Phil Berger: More Than $900,000 On Hand as of Dec. 31 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Sen. Leader Phil Berger is reporting a full bank account as his party seeks to maintain its majority in the Senate.

As of the end of 2015, Berger reportedly had $903,000 in the bank. He has no opponent 2016 but can spend the money on helping elect other Republicans.

Campaign finance reports for the candidates can be found at ncsbe.gov.

 
Pro-Bond Advertising Hits Airwaves Ahead of Primary Election PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Advertising promoting the $2 billion infrastructure bond is now running on television, according to WRAL.

The spot touts benefits of the infrastructure bond, which if passed, would fund facilities across the state.

Voters will give a thumbs up or thumbs down to the package March 15 when it appears on the statewide primary ballot.

A group has organized against the bond at againstthebond.com.

 
Iowa Democrats Make History With Closest Caucus Finish Ever PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 06:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It was well into the early morning hours of Tuesday before Iowa Democratic Party officials gave the nod to Hillary Clinton, who beat Bernie Sanders by a sliver, prompting a party official to say it is the closest caucus result ever.

According to CNN, the historical point was made by Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Andy McGuire.

Clinton appears to have beaten Sanders with 1,680 of 1,681 precincts reporting in. Clinton's vote is tallied 49.9 percent of the vote, with Sanders' tally sitting at 49.6 percent.

Martin O'Malley scored .5 percent and has announced he is dropping out of the race.

New Hampshire is next stop for the candidates. The Granite state holds its primary Feb. 9. Sanders currently holds the lead in polling.

 
Early Media Buys Show Intensity of Primary Facing Key House Budget Writer Nelson Dollar PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 01 February 2016 06:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Six weeks prior to North Carolina's primary election, House budget writer Nelson Dollar is already facing a media barrage from primary opponent Mark Villee.

Dollar and Villee are Republicans. Dollar has represented Wake County's House District 36 for six terms. He is Senior Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Joint Legislative Oversigiht Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice.

Villee calls himself the "clear conservative choice" and casts Dollar as a big spender. Dollar counters that Villee "is desperate."

 
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