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The Campaign Trail
Franklin Graham Says Trump's Lewd Comments Don't Compare to Clinton's "Godless Progressive Agenda." PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 10 October 2016 16:04

North Carolina evangelist Franklin Graham said in a Facebook post that he is supporting Donald Trump for president, despite the Republican nominee's lewd comments about women to a television host in 2005. What follows is the entire Facebook post. 

"The crude comments made by Donald J. Trump more than 11 years ago cannot be defended. But the godless progressive agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton likewise cannot be defended. I am not endorsing any candidates in this election. I have said it throughout this presidential campaign, and I will say it again—both candidates are flawed. The only hope for the United States is God. Our nation’s many sins have permeated our society, leading us to where we are today. But as Christians we can’t back down from our responsibility to remain engaged in the politics of our nation. On November 8th we will all have a choice to make. The two candidates have very different visions for the future of America. The most important issue of this election is the Supreme Court. That impacts everything. There’s no question, Trump and Clinton scandals might be news for the moment, but who they appoint to the Supreme Court will remake the fabric of our society for our children and our grandchildren, for generations to come."

Last Updated on Monday, 10 October 2016 16:28
Real Jobs NC Will Target Roy Cooper PDF Print E-mail
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By Donna Martinez   
Monday, 10 October 2016 14:49
Real Jobs N.C.  formed by philanthropist and Governor Pat McCrory's former state budget director Art Pope, is planning to buy a series of ads against Roy Cooper in his bid to unseat the Republican governor. 
The Raleigh News and Observer reports that Real Jobs N.C. spent more than $1.6 million during the 2010 election cycle, according to a fact sheet accompanying the email. It says it successfully elected 16 of 19 legislative candidates that year while helping pay for mailers educating voters on McCrory’s pro-business stance.
Its 2016 goals include keeping McCrory and the GOP-controlled legislature in office. 
Real Jobs N.C. is a tax-exempt organization under the 527 tax code. It can run political commercials without limits on contributions, and must report donors to the Internal Revenue Service. It cannot coordinate with candidates’ campaigns.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 October 2016 14:51
Pro-HB2 Ad Campaign Will Be Launched PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 06 October 2016 15:23
A religious organization is launching a TV ad campaign in support of House Bill 2.
The Raleigh News and Observer reports that the Institute for Faith & Family is using the six-figure ad campaign to counter recent efforts aimed at repealing HB2. The law overrode Charlotte’s expanded anti-discrimination ordinance and prohibited cities and counties from enacting broader protections than state law, which excludes sexual orientation and gender identity.
Charlotte’s ordinance would have allowed transgender people to use the public restroom of their gender identity. Opponents say that would make it unsafe for women and children. HB2 has resulted in substantial economic losses to the state as companies and events protested the law.
The ad is a 30-second spot that will cost the organization $215,000 and will run on broadcast and digital outlets in the Triangle and Fayetteville markets.
It features a narration about privacy concerns by Chloe Jefferson, a student from Greenville Christian Academy who addressed state lawmakers in March with a similar message when they passed HB2 in a special session.
Matthew Grounds McCrory's Out of State Fundraising Trip PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 06 October 2016 14:50
Hurricane Matthew has grounded Governor McCrory's plans to head to Atlanta Wednesday for a fundraiser. 
The North Carolina governor was scheduled to hold an event with former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Josh Ellis, a spokesman for the governor’s office, said McCrory will “stay in state” Wednesday. He held a news conference Wednesday morning to detail the state’s hurricane preparations.

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