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Filing Update: Four File For U.S. Senate Race So Far PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 11 December 2015 06:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) Halfway through the candidate filing period, four candidates have filed for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Richard Burr.

Two Republicans and two Democrats are listed on the latest update sheet from the state Board of Elections.

The Republicans are:

-- Richard Burr
-- Paul Wright

The Democrats are:

-- Deborah Ross
-- Kevin Griffin

The primary is March 15, 2016.

The candidate filing report can be found at ncsbe.gov.

 
Former Legislator Robert Brawley Will Challenge Gov. McCrory in GOP Primary PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 December 2015 06:54

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Former Republican state legislator Robert Brawley has joined the GOP primary for governor. Gov. Pat McCrory is already in the race.

The Mooresville Republican was defeated in the 2014 primary for the District 95 House seat. He told a local newspaper he wants to "put the emphasis back on the constitutional requirement that we provide a public education to all people."

Brawley was removed as Finance Committe Chairman during his tenure because of his public criticism of then-House Speaker Thom Tillis.

 
State Democratic Party Touts Revamped Website PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 06:12

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A fundraising email from state Democrats touts a revamped party website.

The site features a colorful North Carolina landscape with "Join Us On The Front Line" superimposed over it.

The party's mission to defeat Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory is on display. A stylized unflattering photo of the governor is featured in four of six postings.

The site also encourages Democrats to register and vote.

 
Former TV Reporter Jackie Hyland Tapped as Spokeswoman For Board of Elections PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 December 2015 06:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Jackie Hyland is moving from reporting on state election activities to being the spokeswoman for the state board that oversees elections.

The former WRAL-TV reporter will become the public information officer for the board on Dec. 9.

Hyland spent more than two decades in television, working in New York, Dallas, and Raleigh.

“Jackie brings a wealth of experience to the position,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach in a news release. “We are thrilled she chose to serve our state’s voters during a critical time for elections in North Carolina.”

 
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