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North Carolina Democrats Seek To Make Donald Trump/Pat McCrory Connection PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 March 2016 06:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Democrats are trying to raise money by making a connection between the Republican presidential frontrunner and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory.

In a fundraising email, the state party shows side-by-side photos of the two candidates, with the headline: "In yet another example of poor judgment, Pat McCrory says he'll back Donald Trump if he's the GOP nominee."

The email goes on to urge donations to the party to "help us beat these guys."

According to McCrory's campaign spokesman, the governor has not endorsed a candidate and "will support the party’s nominee." Ricky Diaz also said the governor believes the process should work out on its own.”

 
Democrat Ken Spaulding Snags Primary Endorsement From Winston-Salem Journal PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 07:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The underdog in the Democratic primary election for governor has picked up the primary endorsement for governor from a major North Carolina newspaper.

Ken Spaulding, a Durham attorney and former state legislator, has been given the nod over Attorney General Roy Cooper for the endorsement of the Winston-Salem Journal.

"In the Democratic primary, Attorney General Roy Cooper and Ken Spaulding are vying for the nomination to run for governor. Cooper, the favorite of his party, has done a decent job in his post, is a generally good administrator and knows well the state’s other top executives. But we contend that Spaulding, albeit the clear underdog in this fight, is the most qualified. He would bring a fresh and determined approach to the job," reads the endorsement.

The newspaper also endorsed Republican incumbent Pat McCrory in his primary race against Robert Brawley and Charles Kenneth Moss.

 
Donald Trump To Campaign In Fayetteville PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 07:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Fresh off big wins in the Super Tuesday sweepstakes, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will visit Fayetteville next Wednesday. His last stop in North Carolina was in Raleigh late last year.

Trump appears to expect a big crowd. The event is scheduled for Crown Center Theatre, which seats 10,000 people.

North Carolina's presidential primary is March 15.

The latest Elon University poll shows Trump leading his rivals with 28 percent of the Republican primary vote. Ted Cruz has 19 percent and Marco Rubio has 16 percent.

Trump now holds the lead in delegates, with 285. Cruz has 161, and Rubio has 87.

 
Richard Burr Holds Commanding Primary Lead In Senate Race PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 March 2016 06:45

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr is poised to cruise to victory in his Senate primary on March 15.

Burr is pulling 56 of the Republican primary vote, according to data from Public Policy Polling.

Greg Brannon is attracting 13 percent, Paul Wright 4 percent, and Larry Holmquist 3 percent.

The winner will face one of four Democratic candidates. They are Deborah Ross, Kevin Griffin, Ernest Reeves, and Chris Rey.

The four-person race had been eyed for a possible runoff. However, recent legislative changes in the wake of the legal challenge to congressional district maps have eliminated primary runoffs. That means the winner will not have to meet the traditional 40 percent threshhold.

Full polling data can be found at publicpolicypolling.com.

 
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