To break the Republican supermajority in the N.C. General Assembly, Democrats need to win four House seats or six Senate seats. In 10 key GOP-held districts, Democratic candidates have a cash advantage.
If Democrats retake the House of Representatives, it will be because of people like Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb. From North Carolina and Illinois to Ohio and Kentucky, Lamb’s shock success is leading to new campaign tactics.
Cathy Von Hassel-Davies is a Democratic candidate for North Carolina state House. A 2006 post on her blog rails against Mexican immigrants. It says the US spends tax dollars “putting up signs in Spanish and American.”
Dan McCready and Kathy Manning, Democratic candidates in North Carolina, announce big fundraising totals in the second quarter of 2018. Manning is challenging incumbent Ted Budd, and McCready faces Mark Harris.
Republicans control the North Carolina legislature, but NC Democrats announced Thursday, July 12, 2018, they have a record amount of cash to help their candidates in the midterm elections and potentially break the supermajority.
Rickey Padgett, a Durham Republican who's running against state Sen. Mike Woodard, tweeted a cartoon depicting Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in Nazi uniforms. Padgett also compared Rep. Maxine Waters to Aunt Esther from TV's Sanford and Son.
The Wake County Board of Elections split on its plan for early voting sites leading into the 2018 election. The sticking point was whether to have an early voting site on North Carolina State University's campus.
Normally Democratic Supreme Court candidate Anita Earls would be listed first on the ballot this fall. But a little-noticed ballot change will make her last among three candidates. That could make a difference in the outcome.
Five of the nine Wake County school board members will be unopposed for the November 2018 election, a far cry from competitive races in 2009 and 2011. The lack of candidates means there will likely be little change in the board's direction.
Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris, a former Baptist pastor, once delivered a sermon questioning whether a career was the "healthiest pursuit" for women. Harris is running in the 9th District for the U.S. House.
Your income tax rate is 5.49 percent and a proposal revealed earlier this month would've made it difficult for North Carolina state lawmakers to ever raise it. Now, they're reconsidering what that should look like.
Advocacy groups have been urging North Carolina lawmakers to put a $1.9 billion statewide school construction bond referendum on the November 2018 ballot. Instead, legislators want to put constitutional amendments on the ballot.
Conventional wisdom says it costs hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars to win a congressional primary election. But a handful of wanna-be House members are advancing to the November ballot having spent less than $5,000.
Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall clears Orange County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jamison Sykes of charge that Sykes was pulling up Tony White signs during the May 2018 primary race. White lost his challenge, giving Sheriff Charles Blackwood another term in office.
Rep. George Holding, a Raleigh Republican in Congress, is running campaign ads in June 2018 to highlight his support for congressional term limits. He faces Linda Coleman in the November election for the 2nd District.