Obama campaign releases another star video

November 4, 2012 

The Obama for America North Carolina campaign has released a web video featuring actor and comedian Kevin Hart, following his visit to N.C. Central University for a get-out-the-vote rally last month. Earlier, the campaign put out a video with Alicia Keys, who was at a similar rally at Chavis Park in Raleigh.

No word yet on whether former President Bill Clinton merits his own web video for North Carolinians who missed him at Pullen Park in Raleigh on Sunday.

Parmon sued

Democratic Rep. Earline Parmon, who is running for re-election against Reginald Reid, a Republican, has been sued to collect $722 a Winston-Salem restaurant claims she owes for an unpaid campaign fundraising event in April, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

King’s Crab Shack and Oyster Bar filed the small-claims action in Forsyth District Court, naming the candidate, campaign aide Ray Herrera and her campaign committee. The newspaper says Herrera hired King’s Crab and another restaurant to cater an event for 200 people, which included Gov. Bev Perdue.

Newby ads

TV ads for incumbent state Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby are plentiful in the final days leading up to the election. The two super PACs supporting him – Justice for All N.C. and the N.C. Judicial Coalition dropped almost $400,000 on ads this weekend to run in the Triangle, Charlotte, Greensboro and Asheville, Federal Communications Commission records show.

Will vote for cupcakes

If civic duty alone won’t get you to the polls, here’s a sweet reason to vote: a free cupcake.

Sugarland, the cupcake shop with locations on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill and Cameron Village in Raleigh, is giving away free cupcakes to voters. Just bring in your “I voted” sticker and exchange it for a cupcake.

The shop started the tradition when it opened in 2008 as a way to encourage students to vote - it’s Chapel Hill location is a half block from a UNC early voting site. During the May primaries, Sugarland gave away more than 2,000 cupcakes to voters. Don’t fear, if cupcake supplies wane, you can choose from the shop’s home-made gelato.

From staff reports

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