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Democratac Incumbent Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson To Face Republican Eric Levinson In Fall PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:12

CHARLOTTE, (AP) — North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson survived a primary where outside conservative groups spent nearly $1 million trying to defeat her.

With 70 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday, Hudson was leading with 42 percent. She will be joined in the November race by Mecklenburg County Superior Court judge Eric Levinson, who received 37 percent. 
Conservative lawyer Jeanette Doran finished third with 21 percent.
Conservative group Justice For All NC spent about $700,000 on an ad against Hudson that says she was not tough on child molesters. The harsh tone of the ad rallied many in the legal community behind Hudson, who has been a justice for eight years.
After taking over the governor's office and the Legislature in 2012, conservatives are aiming at the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:12
D.C Bound: Democratic Rep. Alma Adams Cruises To Victory In 12th District Congressional Race PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:08

CHARLOTTE, (AP) — Democrats in the 12th District primary have picked state Rep. Alma Adams in two races, one to complete Mel Watt's term through the end of this year and a second for a new, two-year term starting next year.

Adams beat five Democrats on the ballot for Watt's unexpired term, and six Democrats running for the full two-year term. Voters cast ballots for both races on the same day.
With 80 percent of the precincts reporting, Adams received 43.2 percent of the vote for the unexpired term, and 43.2 percent of the vote for the full two-year term. She needed 40 percent to avoid a runoff.
In all likelihood, Adams will replace Watt because the district, which starts in Charlotte and goes up Interstate 85 to Greensboro, is heavily Democratic.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:08
Legislative Primary Scorecard: 2 Democrats and 1 Republican Incumbent Ousted PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:05


RALEIGH, (AP) — On the night state House Speaker Thom Tillis clinched the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, one of his most vocal critics within his own legislative caucus lost his seat.
In House District 95, Rep. Robert Brawley of Iredell County lost to challenger John Fraley, a textile executive from Mooresville.
Brawley resigned as co-chairman of the House Finance Committee last year after publicly accusing Tillis of mishandling bills and protecting favored industries and colleagues.
In Senate District 3, high-school teacher Erica Smith-Ingram of Northampton County defeated six-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Clark Jenkins.
Republican Rep. Roger Younts lost in House District 80 to primary challenger Sam Watford, a Davidson County commissioner.
In House District 5, Democratic Rep. Annie Mobley lost to challenger Howard J. Hunter III.
Ellmers Wins 2nd District GOP Primary, But Democratic Race Too Close To Call PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:02

RALEIGH, (AP) — The contest between entertainer turned political candidate Clay Aiken and textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco remains too close to call in the Democratic congressional primary in North Carolina.

Aiken, once a runner-up on TV's "American Idol," and Crisco each had about 40 percent of the vote late Tuesday night in the 2nd Congressional District. They were trailed by licensed family counselor Toni Morris of Fayetteville.
The winner will challenge incumbent Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers in November in the heavily Republican district. Ellmers handily defeated her primary challenger Tuesday.
Aiken's first political campaign drew an unusual amount of celebrity buzz thanks to his career as an entertainer. Crisco spent four years as the state's top business recruiter under former Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue.
Ellmers won the Republican primary, beating former currency trader Frank Roche.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:02

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