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RNC Protesters Awarded $185,000 Over Convention Arrests PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 July 2014 05:00

NEW YORK (AP) — Four people arrested at a protest march during the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City have been awarded $185,000. Theirs was the first trial stemming from lawsuits over convention-related arrests.

A Manhattan federal jury Wednesday awarded each of them $40,000 for being wrongfully arrested, plus a total of $25,000 in punitive damages against a police official.
The four rejected an $18 million settlement the city had reached with 1,800 other convention protesters.
A judge found in 2012 more than 225 people were arrested without probable cause at the August 2004 march. The trial concerned only damages.
Demonstrator Howard Gale says the point was spotlighting police mistreatment, not getting money.
City lawyer Peter Farrell says police made arrests because the march couldn't proceed safely.
The convention confirmed the nomination of President George W. Bush for re-election.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 July 2014 05:01
Cancer Diagnosis Leads Rep. Jim Fulghum To Withdraw From District 15 Senate Race PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:55


RALEIGH, (AP) — A North Carolina House member has cancer and is withdrawing from the race for a Senate seat because of it.
Rep. Jim Fulghum of Raleigh wrote the state and Wake County election boards Thursday to pull out of the election for the 15th Senate District seat, citing ongoing treatment for cancer.
The 70-year-old Fulghum is a retired neurosurgeon elected to the House in 2012. He decided this year to try to make the switch to Senate when Sen. Neal Hunt chose not to run again. He won the Republican primary and was to face Democrat Tom Bradshaw in the fall.
Republicans in the northern Wake County Senate district will have to choose a replacement nominee.
Fulghum remains in his House seat but was absent from the chamber this week.
Early Voting Underway For July 15 Primary Election Runoff PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:40

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Primary runoff voters began casting ballots Thursday for five races that were not decided in May. Early voting ends next Saturday, July 12.

The races on the ballot are:
-- District 5 Democratic Runoff
Gardenia Henley versus Josh Brannon
-- District 6 Republican Runoff
Phil Berger Jr. versus Mark Walker
-- N.C. House of Representatives District 23 Democratic Runoff
Shelly Willingham versus Rusty Holderness
-- District 10 Republican District Attorney Runoff
Jeff Cruden versus John Walter Bryant
-- District 25 Republican District Attorney Runoff
David Learner versus Jay Gathier Jr. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:41
NC Democrats Run TV Ad Critical Of GOP Legislators PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 December 2011 15:14

RALEIGH - The North Carolina Democratic Party says it's started running a television ad criticizing Republican leaders at the General Assembly for passing laws that hurt women on issues from abortion and child care to Medicaid and the public schools.


The state party said Tuesday the 60-second commercial is running on cable TV in the Charlotte and Raleigh markets. A party spokesman declined to say how much money is being spent on the ad. An email sent to party supporters asked for more donations to keep the ad running.


The ad features Governor Beverly Perdue, state legislators and former Cabinet secretary and longtime party activist Betty McCain, who said "the GOP has declared war on women." The ad includes footage of Republican House leaders Thom Tillis and Paul Stam.


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