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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie To Campaign For Thom Tillis In Wilmington PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 15 September 2014 10:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With polls showing a very close race for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Kay Hagan, the Republicans are sending in the party's most well known stars to campaign for Republican Thom Tillis.

 
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will campaign for Tillis on Tuesday in Wilmington.
 
The Republican Governors Association (RGA) says Christie will also travel to South Carolina for events with that state's governor, Nikki Haley, and the state's Republican Party.
 
Christie is chairman of the RGA.
 
Christie's schedule:
 
 
Tuesday, September 16
 
 
 
10:30AM:                    RGA Chairman Chris Christie and U.S. Senate Nominee Thom Tillis attend a retail stop in Wilmington, NC. 
 
 
 
                                    Press: OPEN; Availability to follow
 
 
 
                                    For press interested in attending, contact Meghan Burris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
 
 
 
11:30AM:                    RGA Chairman Chris Christie and U..S Senate Nominee Thom Tillis attend a Thom Tillis for U.S. Senate event in Wilmington, NC.
 
 
 
                                    Press: CLOSED
 
 
 
 
 
3:45PM:                       RGA Chairman Chris Christie and Governor Nikki Haley attend a retail stop in Charleston, SC. 
 
 
 
                                    Press: OPEN; Availability to follow
 
 
 
                                    For press interested in attending, contact Chaney Adams at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
 
 
 
4:30PM:                       RGA Chairman Chris Christie and Governor Nikki Haley attend an RGA event in Charleston, SC. 
 
 
 
                                    Press: CLOSED
 
 
 
 
 
5:15PM:                       RGA Chairman Chris Christie and Governor Nikki Haley attend a Nikki Haley for Governor event in Charleston, SC.
 
 
 
                                    Press: CLOSED
 
 
 
 
 
7:00PM:                       RGA Chairman Chris Christie and Governor Nikki Haley attend a Nikki Haley for Governor/South Carolina Republican Party event in Kiawah Island, SC.
 
 
 
                                    Press: CLOSED
Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:42
 
Hagan Campaign: U.S. Chamber Doesn't Care About Medicare, Social Security, And Other Entitlements PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 15 September 2014 10:34

 

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Kay Hagan campaign began the new week with a fundraising e-mail signed by the senator that goes after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for an advertising buy "to attack me."
 
Hagan, the Democratic incumbent, faces a fierce fight against Republican Thom Tillis and Libertarian Sean Haugh.
 
Under a banner that says "Grassroots Goal $1 Million By September 30," the e-mail reads as follows.
 
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Dear Friend,
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an outside special interest group, is spending more than $700,000 in one week to attack me. It’s this week.
 
This is a big week for them. But you know what? We can make it a big week for us, too.
 
We need to respond to this attack with a huge grassroots push toward our $1 million FEC goal. Pitch in $5.
 
If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:
 
Express Donate: $5
 
Express Donate: $10
 
Express Donate: $25
Or donate another amount.
 
We’re fighting for the people that matter. We’re fighting for things like Medicare, Social Security, college affordability, and access to health care.
 
But the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t care about those things. Because the Chamber is a special interest group, they don’t have to worry about the bills and challenges North Carolinians face every day.
 
These groups can afford to spend $700,000 a week to attack me -- but in this election, with the polls close and the clock winding down to Election Day, we can’t afford to let their attacks go unanswered.
 
Let’s make sure our grassroots network is strong and ready to fight back against this new attack. Give $5 or more right now.
 
I’m proud of the campaign we’re running. Thank you for all of your help.
 
Kay
 
4th Circuit Sets Sept. 25 Hearing For Challenge To N.C. Voting Law PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:19

RALEIGH, (AP) — A federal appeals court is hurrying to hear arguments in a case challenging changes to North Carolina voting law.

 
The new law is considered one of the toughest in the country and critics say it will suppress minority voter turnout.
 
The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday set a hearing for Sept. 25 in Charlotte. They'll consider whether November's election can be held under the new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers.
 
It's been just one month since a lower federal judge ruled that groups failed to show they would suffer "irreparable harm" if elections are held under the new law.
 
Changes included eliminating same-day registration during early voting and reducing the early-voting period by a week.
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:20
 
Sen. Hagan Says No To Time-Warner Cable/Charlotte Observer Televised Debate PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:34

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina voters will not have the opportunity to hear from Sen. Kay Hagan in an October televised debate sponsored by Time-Warner Cable, the Charlotte Observer, and the Raleigh News and Observer.

 
According to Time-Warner Cable, Hagan has declined to participate. Hagan's Republican challenger, House Speaker Thom Tillis, will participate.
 
Hagan has agreed to be part of three debates, the first of which was held last week and sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation. A second debate held by the group will take place in early October.
 
NC State University political science professor Andy Taylor told Time -Warner News it is surprising that Sen. Hagan would say no to the opportunity since the race is so close.
 
Polls have consistently shown the race neck-and-neck or with Hagan leading by a point or two.
 
A third candidate in the race is Libertarian Sean Haugh.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:35
 
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