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GOP Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio To Appear In Charlotte PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 17 September 2015 05:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Fresh off a strong debate performance Wednesday night, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is planning a campaign stop in Charlotte on Monday.

Rubio will hold a "meet and greet" at Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen. There is no charge to attend.

Rubio also will be part of a fundraising event at the home of one of NASCAR's most influential players: Felix Sabates.

Candidate Jeb Bush stopped in Wake County just a few days ago, and Democrat Bernie Sanders held a rally in Greensboro last Sunday.

Political watchers expect North Carolina to be a battleground state once in 2016.

Democrats To Donors: Budget Fails Children, Educators, Future PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 05:32

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Sen. Josh Stein is leading the fundraising charge for the state's Democratic Party with an email charging the Republicans' state budget deal "fails our children, our educators, and our future."

The text of the fundraising email, signed by the Wake County senator, is below.


I didn’t get much sleep last night. I was pouring over a more than 600-page budget document that the Republican politicians in Raleigh brought to a vote only a few hours after releasing it to the public.
In the process, the Republican leadership disrespected the people of North Carolina by allowing virtually no time for the public or legislators to consider thoughtfully the single most important bill this General Assembly will pass. This is no way to run a government.
The budget they've offered once again fails our children, our educators, and our future. It chooses to spend nearly $2 billion in tax giveaways to large profitable corporations and their out-of-state shareholders over the next five years while shortchanging our public schools.
Our public schools will receive less money, because instead of putting more textbooks in our children's classrooms Republicans are dumping $14 million into private school vouchers. Experienced teachers do not get a dime of salary increase even though under the current leadership, North Carolina has dropped to near the bottom in teacher pay.
The people of North Carolina deserve better. We need a better budget process and we need a better budget. Fight back against this regressive budget today by donating $25 to the North Carolina Democratic Party so we can elect a legislature that will pass a better budget for North Carolina families.
I'm not a fan of the budget numbers I've seen today but here are some numbers I can get behind:
4: The number of House and Senate seats we need to pick up in 2016 to begin taking back the legislature
$25: The amount I'm asking you to donate today to fund the grassroots effort needed to elect a Democratic governor and legislature
2016: The year we take back North Carolina and get to work putting our State back on track.

SRO For Bernie Sanders Rally In Greensboro PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 05:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Greensboro Coliseum was packed full Sunday night as self-described socialist Bernie Sanders rallied Democrats who see the Vermont senator as a credible alternative to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

The coliseum seats 5,000. Some were forced to stand.

Sanders has now topped Clinton in several polls of key primary states.

Sanders continued to pound on capitalism as the root of the country's problems. “They are sick and tired of establishment economics and they want real change in this country," he said during the rally.

North Carolina's presidential primary will likely be moved up to March 15, 2016. It has traditionally been held in May but legislative leaders are seeking a way to make North Carolina an even more valuable prize.

State Democrats To Hold Reception Honoring Elected Officials PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 September 2015 05:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Goodwin House in Raleigh is the place to be for committed Democrats on September 21. In an email from the state party, supporters are invited to a reception honoring elected officials.

They are listed as:
-- Congressional Delegates
Alma Adams // G.K. Butterfield // David Price

-- Council of State
Attorney General Roy Cooper // Secretary of State Elaine Marshall // State Treasurer Janet Cowell // State Auditor Beth Wood // State Superintendent June Atkinson // Commissioner of Insurance Wayne Goodwin

-- Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue
& Senate Democratic Caucus Members

-- House Democratic Leader Larry D. Hall
& House Democratic Caucus Members

The email also lists categories of supporters as:

-- Trustees
Steve DeCherney // Lisbeth Evans // Ken Eudy, Jr. // Victor Farah // Mitchell Gold
Wade Smith // Allen Wellons // Richard & Elaine Williams // John I. Wilson

-- Hosts
Frank Daniels // Tony Dowling // Bruce Thompson

-- Supporters
 Linda Edmisten // Jeanette Hyde // Nina Szlosberg-Landis // Jon Sasser
Eddie Speas // Smedes York

-- Friends
Max Adams // Yevonne Brannon // Sejal & Jay Chaudhuri // Mary Braxton Joseph // Charles Johnson
Ellis Hankins // Larry McAdams // Cornelia McMillan // Susan Oller // Carol Teal // Colon Willoughby

(Current as of August 24, 2015)
Host $1,000   Supporter $500   Friend $250   Guest $50   Young Dem $25
Host, Supporter and Friend sponsorships include 2 tickets to the event


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