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Cumberland County Democrat Rick Glazier Resigns, Will Lead Liberal Advocacy Group PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 12 June 2015 05:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Veteran Demcratic House legislator Rick Glazier announced this week that he will vacate his Cumberland County seat to take a job as the head of the liberal advocacy group the N.C. Justice Center.

Glazier made his announcement on the House floor in a speech where he said he had enjoyed working with his colleagues and described the atmosphere in the legislature as increasingly partisan.

He will stay in his seat until the end of the long session. Democrats will recommend a replacement, giving that person a leg up on a possible run for the seat in 2016.

 
Pat McCrory For Vice President? Audience Member Gets a Laugh From Governor PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2015 05:22

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A member of the audience at a Fayetteville event featuring Gov. Pat McCrory made news this week by asking the governor if he would leave North Carolina if he was picked to be vice president.

The governor laughed off the suggestion, which was made during his visit to discuss his two bond proposal packages, valued at roughly $3 billion for transportation and other infrastructure.

McCrory later told media he's committed to being governor of North Carolina.

 
State Republicans Elect First African-American Party Chairman PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 05:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Republicans will be led into the 2016 election cycle by Hasan Harnett, the first African-American to hold the chairmanship of the state GOP.

Harnett is a favorite of the conservative wing of the party. He defeated two other candidates, A.J. Daoud and Craig Collins. Collins had the endorsement of Gov. Pat McCrory and Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis.

Harnett ran the congressional campaign of Vince Coakley, who lost the 12th District race to Democrat Alma Adams.

Reaction from political leaders is below.

Governor Pat McCrory: "I just called Hasan Harnett to congratulate him on being elected chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, and I look forward to working with him to grow our party and bring it to new heights."

House Speaker Tim Moore: "I'd like to extend a sincere congratulations to Hasan on becoming our new State Party Chair. I look forward to collaborating with him to help grow our Republican majority in the House of Representatives, because conservative principles are what propels North Carolina to a brighter future."  

Senate President Phil Berger: “I congratulate Hasan Harnett on his history-making election as Chairman of the Republican Party,” Berger said. “I look forward to working with Chairman Harnett to protect our majority and elect Republicans up and down the ticket in 2016.”

 
Ticket/Sponsorship Levels For Democrats' Jefferson-Jackson Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 June 2015 05:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democrats from across North Carolina will gather Saturday for the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner. The party's website lists the following sponsorship opportunities:

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Sponsorship Levels:

Officer’s Club:           $2,500
10 tickets to Dinner, 7 tickets to VIP Reception, priority seating, recognition on all promotional materials

Democratic Club:     $1,000
10 tickets to Dinner, 5 tickets to VIP Reception, priority seating, recognition on all promotional materials

Patron Club:              $500
2 tickets to Dinner and VIP Reception, priority seating, recognition on all promotional materials

Friend:                       $250
1 ticket to VIP Reception and Dinner, priority seating.

General Admission:  $100
1 ticket to dinner

More information is available at ncdp.org.

 
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