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.”
Six Republican campaign volunteers say an Uber driver left them at a gas station near Raleigh, North Carolina. The driver said he had the right to deny the Republicans service and told them “Welcome to the resistance,” the passengers said.
Enrollment has dropped three years in a row in North Carolina’s traditional public schools, even as it’s increased in charter schools, private schools and homeschools. Changes in state policy have expanded school choice options for families.
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.
Sen. Phil Berger, Rep. Tim Moore, Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein were among candidates fined because they accepted illegal campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s PAC.
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.
Durham legislators oppose constitutional amendments on voter ID, capping income tax rate, filling judicial vacancies, creating bipartisan state ethics and elections board, more crime victims rights and making hunting and fishing a right.
Fighting the opioid epidemic, the US DOJ found NC prison staff were potentially mishandling drugs like prescription painkillers. NC officials agreed to pay a fine as part of a settlement. Central Prison in Raleigh was part of the investigation.
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.
To help close a $25.5 million budget gap, the Wake County school system is reducing the amount it will provide this year in locally funded teacher raises. High school students will pay $30 more a year to park on campus.