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  • NAACP protest against North Carolina GOP policies draws 1,000

    06/06/2013 3:32:45 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 14 replies
    WTVD-TV RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC ^ | June 4, 2013 | Inside Politics
    RALEIGH -- More than 100 people were arrested Monday at the largest demonstration yet of the North Carolina NAACP's weeks-long protest of the conservative policies of the Republican-led General Assembly. More...
  • Newton drops defamation lawsuit NC Dem Party apologizes to GOP State Senator

    03/27/2012 12:23:20 PM PDT · by GOPRaleigh
    Wilson Times ^ | March 27, 2012 | Janet Conner-Knox
    Newton drops defamation lawsuit By Janet Conner-Knox | The Wilson Times Republican State Sen. Buck Newton dropped his defamation and libel lawsuit today at noon. The lawsuit was against former Sen. A.B. Swindell and the North Carolina Democratic Party. Swindell and the N.C. Democratic Party have issued an apology to Newton in exchange for dropping the suit. Newton, who is vacationing at the moment, issued a statement: “I appreciate my name being cleared and finally getting an apology. It is past time to close the book on this kind of politics and put all of this behind us.” During the...
  • GOP takes control of NC state Legislature for the FIRST time in 100 YEARS

    11/02/2010 8:53:08 PM PDT · by o2bfree · 56 replies
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Riding a nationwide wave of voter discontent, state Republican leaders said Tuesday that the party had seized control of the state General Assembly for the first time in more than a century. Many races remained too close to call late Tuesday, but GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer predicted that Republicans would pick up 14 to 16 House seats and 10 Senate seats. That would give the party 66 to 68 seats in the 120-member House and 30 seats in the 50-member Senate. The GOP last had a majority in the state Senate in 1898. They controlled the state...
  • [Fred] Smith for GOP chair? [North Carolina]

    11/12/2008 3:40:47 PM PST · by MitchellC · 13 replies · 318+ views
    News & Observer Under the Dome ^ | Nov 12, 2008 | bniolet
    State Sen. Fred Smith of Clayton is giving some consideration of running for state Republican Party chairman next year. Smith, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for governor this year, has been conferring with party leaders to guage interest in him serving, Rob Christensen reports. "We have have received phone calls from all over the state the last couple of months encouraging me to consider that," Smith said. Right now, Smith is focusing on his business interests in real estate development, paving and banking to make sure they are stable during the financial downturn. But he said he is open...
  • Republicans slam group suspected of voter fraud [ACORN in NC]

    09/21/2008 2:28:16 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 14 replies · 192+ views
    WRAL ^ | September 19, 2008 | WRAL
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican National Committee officials say they aren't surprised to hear a Durham County elections official suspects voter registration forms gathered by a community activist group may be fraudulent. The RNC's chief counsel, Sean Cairncross, on Friday said the group, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has a history of gathering fraudulent or incomplete voter registration forms. Cairncross disputes ACORN's claim that it is a nonpartisan organization. The Herald-Sun of Durham reported Friday that Durham County elections director Mike Ashe asked state elections officials to check about 80 registration forms for possible fraud. The registrations were among...
  • DNC TO McCain: NC Ad Tests Leadership (Note To Dean & Obama: Unlike Dems, GOP Is Not Top Down Party

    04/26/2008 2:06:17 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies · 105+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/24/2008 | Frank James
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is calling Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain out on the controversial North Carolina GOP ad which link two Democratic candidates in the state to Democrat Sen. Barack Obama's by now infamous Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Dean is framing it as a test of McCain's leadership...
  • Hey, John McCain: Have you bothered watching the ad you condemned yet?

    04/26/2008 4:46:16 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 101 replies · 135+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 04/26/08 | Michelle Malkin
    Did you know that John McCain lambasted the North Carolina GOP’s anti-Obama/Jeremiah Wright ad without having seen it?Yes, this noxious little tidbit was tucked into an AP story three days ago when the controversy broke and has been little remarked upon since. When I mentioned this fact at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference dinner last night, much of the audience gasped. Obviously, the word hasn’t gotten out there enough: The ad opens with a photo of Obama and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright together and a clip of Wright, whose incendiary comments about race have bedeviled Obama.“He’s just too extreme for...
  • McCain says NC Republicans Out of Touch Over Ad

    04/25/2008 10:11:23 AM PDT · by Wade827 · 84 replies · 340+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2008
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. presidential candidate John McCain accused North Carolina's Republican Party of being "out of touch with reality" over its refusal to pull an advertisement criticizing Democrat Barack Obama. In an NBC interview aired on Friday, the Arizona senator said he has done all he can to persuade the state party to cancel the television ad that criticizes Obama as "too extreme" because of controversial remarks made by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. "They're not listening to me because they're out of touch with reality and the Republican Party. We are the party of Abraham...
  • Longworth's Encounter With Brad Miller

    10/10/2006 11:18:11 AM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 5 replies · 557+ views
    YES! Weekly ^ | October 4, 2006 | Jim Longworth
    ... And so I decided to pick up the phone, dial Brad's private cell number and try to make peace so that he and I, the media and the voters, could all move on to more important things. My telephone encounter with him didn't go so well. I placed the call on Sept. 28 at approximately 12:50 p.m. Brad was outside the House chambers readying for a roll-call vote. I began cordially. JL: "Congressman, this is Jim Longworth… I want you to know that I have nothing against you personally, and there's no sense in this feud escalating." My intent...
  • Poll: North Carolina Favors McCain

    03/27/2006 5:34:21 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 118 replies · 1,067+ views
    Sen. John McCain of Arizona is the early 2008 presidential leader in North Carolina, according to a Civitas Institute poll. The institute conducted a telephone poll of 800 voters in the state.McCain was the leader among possible Republican candidates with 31 percent of those surveyed. Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards led the list of possible Democratic contenders with 24 percent of those surveyed.Civitas President Jack Hawke said, “Edwards’ figures may also be inflated by the fact that the poll was conducted among North Carolinians, as opposed to voters from across the nation. It is interesting that an Arizona senator...
  • What Republicans Must Do to Win in 2006: Part One [NC specific]

    02/22/2006 5:11:28 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 9 replies · 358+ views
    The North Carolina Conservative ^ | February 20, 2006 | Frank Williams
    Last Friday I had the privilege of speaking to the Republican Women's Club of Chapel Hill. The topic: What Republicans Must Do To Win in 2006. While I won't share any major trade secrets in this forum, I will share a few of my thoughts on what [the NC GOP] must [do] to be successful this year. First and foremost, [Republicans] must Get Out The Vote. This is such an obvious, "Politics 101" statement that it almost goes without saying. [The] GOTV (get-out-the-vote) effort is especially important in 2006 given that, for the first time since 1994, North Carolina will...
  • Walter Jones, who joined Liberals Timetable Demand, will face strong Primary Opponant

    12/03/2005 6:12:32 AM PST · by Prospero · 15 replies · 971+ views
    Things to Come | 12/3/2005 | Joel Raupe
    Greg Dority will run for the NC 3rd District If he runs for re-election, Congressman Walter Jones will face Conservative GOP Primary opposition. Long whispered grumblings among conservative GOP activists, frustrated by their perception of an ineffective state Party and its “elite” state and national leaders, whom they also believe to be indifferent to their concerns for the nation and their ideology, is certain to bloom into a full-fledged populist revolt drawing state, national and perhaps international attention. In an exclusive interview late Friday, former NC 1st District GOP congressional nominee Greg Dority told me he will run for Congress...
  • Three Sentenced In Vandalism At N.C. GOP Headquarters

    10/17/2005 1:13:56 PM PDT · by pangaea6 · 38 replies · 1,144+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 10/17/2005 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The last of a South Carolina trio charged with vandalizing the state GOP headquarters the weekend after last year's presidential election was sentenced Friday. Melissa Lynn Brown, 19, pleaded guilty Friday, and Vanessa Marie Zuloaga, 25, entered a guilty plea earlier this week. David Reuben Hensley, 20, pleaded last week. Each pleaded to one count of felony inciting to riot, received two years' probation and was fined $2,649 in restitution. All three had faced a charge of malicious use of an explosive to damage property, a felony, and had trials scheduled next week. On that night in...
  • GOP gives nod to Gauvreau (NC-Mecklenburg, Conservative School Board member.)

    10/08/2005 12:02:58 PM PDT · by TaxRelief · 13 replies · 281+ views
    Huntersville Herald ^ | Oct. 7, 2005 | Staff
    When it comes to District 1 school board candidates, the Republican Party's choice is Larry Gauvreau. The Mecklenburg County GOP's executive committee voted 84-11 Tuesday night [Oct 6, 2005] for Gauvreau, the incumbent, over his challenger, Rhonda Lennon. "I'm glad I got it," said Gauvreau. "I'm not much on endorsements in general, but this one I wanted because the party does match more core values." The GOP decided to endorse candidates in the non-partisan race when it became apparent that in two districts, two Republicans were running against one Democrat. That was in districts 5 and 6. That wasn't the...
  • GOP chief wants McCrory foe out (NC RINO ALERT)

    08/11/2005 7:27:39 PM PDT · by Huber · 16 replies · 386+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/11/05 | GOP chief wants McCrory foe out
    GOP chief wants McCrory foe out Challenger known for sexually explicit readings at meetings RICHARD RUBIN Staff Writer Hours after he filed to run for mayor last Friday, Republican Martin Davis got a call from county party chairman John Aneralla, who asked him to end his primary challenge to 10-year incumbent Pat McCrory. During the conversation, Aneralla told Davis that someone could reimburse his $200 filing fee, both men said this week. "I was very offended," said Davis, who doesn't plan to quit. "I wasn't even a politician one whole day before I got my first bribe." Aneralla brushed off...
  • NC GOP re-elects chair, ending fears of clash

    05/23/2005 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 15 replies · 473+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | May 22, 2005 | Mark Johnson, Raleigh Bureau
    GOP re-elects chair, ending fears of clash Delegates' overwhelming vote for Ferrell Blount repels challenge from conservative MARK JOHNSON Raleigh Bureau ASHEVILLE - N.C. Republicans weren't so divided after all. Delegates to the GOP's state convention overwhelmingly re-elected Pitt County farmer Ferrell Blount to a second term as chairman Saturday. The vote repelled a challenge from Vernon Robinson, a blunt-spoken conservative city councilman from Winston-Salem and self-described "black Jesse Helms." Blount was winning by a 3-to-1 margin midway through the roll-call vote when Robinson interrupted and asked to elect Blount by acclamation. The delegates obliged. Linda Daves of Mecklenburg...
  • College Republican challanges North Carolina Republicans

    01/18/2005 7:34:39 PM PST · by AMTRepub · 10 replies · 560+ views
    RealNCRumors.com ^ | Jan. 18, 2005 | Alan M. Teitleman
    The future of North Carolina Conservatives By Alan M. Teitleman It is a sad state of affairs for Conservatives in North Carolina. What used to be a conservative state is now rampant with liberals posing as Republicans. Although I have only lived in North Carolina for five years, I have seen a lot of changes in North Carolina politics during that time. I saw the chairman of a county Democratic party switch party affiliation and become elected to the Stallings town council as a Republican. I saw the Democratic party actively recruit Democrats to switch parties and run in Republican...
  • U.S. Disrict Court judge dies at 52 [Bush Jr. Appointee]

    11/28/2004 4:39:41 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 13 replies · 1,133+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | November 28, 2004 | Staff
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- U.S. District Court Judge Brent McKnight, whose legal career was capped by his nomination to the federal bench in 2003, died Saturday of esophageal cancer. He was 52 years old. McKnight was diagnosed with cancer in late June and continued to work almost until his death at Presbyterian Hospital, said his wife, Beth. He addressed the Mecklenburg County Bar Association on Nov. 18, telling the group that "justice grounded in truth is our lodestar, what we set our sights on, what gives our judicial institutions their purpose," according to a copy of his remarks. McKnight spent 20...
  • Art Pope, Addresses Capital Area Republicans, North Carolina

    11/27/2004 3:40:28 PM PST · by Prospero · 3 replies · 494+ views
    Capital Area Republicans ^ | 11/27,2004 | Art Pope
    On November 23, 2004, former state Rep. Art Pope addressed a gathering of the Capital Area Republicans, an auxiliary group of the Wake County Republican Party in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Pope talked about the recent 2004 elections, the effect of redistricting litigation, and the future of North Carolina's Republicans. He answered questions from those in attendance.
  • Former justice takes on new challenge [NC Supreme Court]

    08/24/2004 6:21:40 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 254+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal via Carolinajournal.com ^ | August 23, 2004 | Paul O'Connor
    RALEIGH - ... "There's been a cavalier attitude toward issues of the state constitution as fewer and fewer attorneys serve in the General Assembly. The state constitution has become an area that is less meaningful to them...." Orr said. ... Orr-- [as] the new executive director of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, a nonprofit formed at the end of 2003 to both litigate in what it calls defense of the constitution and to raise public awareness of it (snip) --already has one target: the legality of business incentives. Or, as the former justice says: "What is the public purpose,...
  • Union County Young Republicans Kickoff(vanity)

    08/02/2004 2:19:22 PM PDT · by UnionCountyYoungRepublican · 8 replies · 453+ views
    8/02/04 | UnionCountyYoungRepublican
    Good Afternoon. I would just like to remind people in North Carolina, especially in the Union County area, of the public kickoff of the Union County Young Republicans. It will be this Saturday, August 7, from 5:30-8pm at the VFW in Indian Trail. We have scheduled to have Jay Rao, Republican candidate for Secretary of State in NC, as a guest speaker. The meeting is open to the public. Our website address again is www.ucyr.com. If you have any questions, you can email us at mail@ucyr.com. Thank you for your time.
  • Candidate uses President's voice, Ignores RNC demand to 'cease and desist'

    07/19/2004 2:26:42 PM PDT · by Prospero · 10 replies · 1,075+ views
    NCGOP ^ | 7/19/2004 | Linda O. Shaw
    For Immediate Release – July 19, 2004 From the desk of Linda Shaw, RNC National Committeewoman: Miner Ignores RNC Requests to 'Cease and Desist;' Hijacks President’s Voice Richard Morgan also told to 'cease and desist' RALEIGH On Friday, July 16, 2004, Representative David Miner was contacted by the Republican National Committee Counsel’s Office regarding the unauthorized use of President Bush's voice in an automated phone call. Miner was told to "immediately cease and desist from any further use of the President's voice." Miner ignored the request and continues to use the President's voice in his automated calls to voters of...
  • Morgan conflict makes for harsh politics in GOP's primary season

    07/19/2004 8:10:11 AM PDT · by NCSteve · 21 replies · 460+ views
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Monday, July 19, 2004 | David Rice
    RALEIGH For Republican state legislators, it's the ugliest primary season in years. In districts scattered across the state, legislators associated with Republican Co-Speaker Richard Morgan - who made an alliance with Democratic Co-Speaker Jim Black last year - are locked in angry battles before Tuesday's primary that focus on party betrayals and breaking no-tax-increase pledges: > In Moore County, the chairman of the local GOP has made the unusual move of endorsing Peggy Crutchfield, the challenger to the sitting Republican co-speaker. Morgan, in turn, has run ads that highlighted a 15-year-old conspiracy conviction against Crutchfield's husband for which he was...
  • (NC) GOP Governor's Race Heats Up

    07/16/2004 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Prospero · 26 replies · 1,158+ views
    Carolina Journal Online ^ | 7/16/2004 | John Hood
    RALEIGH – North Carolina now has a rollicking, revealing, and interesting Republican nomination fight for governor. Of course, the primary is on Tuesday, so the arrival of this compelling campaign might be considered a bit late. On the other hand, here we are in the middle of summer holding what is likely to be a low-turnout primary, so who’s to say anyone would have been paying attention until now? Here’s the latest:
  • N.C. GOP to oust Richard Morgan as leader (Leaders he has worked against the party's interests)

    05/22/2004 10:53:55 AM PDT · by jern · 33 replies · 274+ views
    News & Observer ^ | May 22, 2004 | ROB CHRISTENSEN
    GREENSBORO -- North Carolina GOP leaders moved Friday to strip the highest-profile Republican in state government -- House co-Speaker Richard Morgan -- of his party leadership post, saying he was "culpable of disloyalty." In a closed meeting that participants said was filled with angry speeches, the state GOP's 45-member Central Committee recommended overwhelmingly that Morgan be excluded from party leadership -- the political equivalent of a papal excommunication. The 500-member Executive Committee is expected to ratify the decision when it meets Sunday. "I think it sends a strong signal that Republicans in this state are going to stand up for...
  • THERE IS NO REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE NC HOUSE

    12/18/2003 3:23:20 AM PST · by Huber · 16 replies · 1,426+ views
    Don Reid (Charlotte Conservative leader) email | 12/16/03 | John M. Blust, Chairman, NC Republican Joint Caucus
    Republican candidates for seats in the North Carolina House won approximately 53% of the total vote statewide in the 2002 elections. Democrat candidates won approximately 43% of the vote with Libertarians picking up the other 4%. Despite this big advantage at the ballot box, the way that the districts were drawn enabled Republicans to capture control of the House by only a slim 61 to 59 majority. These election results were abruptly cancelled when Rep. Mike Decker of Forsyth County switched to the Democrats shortly before the session began and a small group of Republicans, led by Rep. Richard Morgan...
  • Vinroot (NC Gov.) campaign gets off to a sluggish start

    08/03/2003 6:26:31 PM PDT · by jern · 6 replies · 247+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Aug. 3, 2003 | Mark Johnson
    Vinroot campaign gets off to a sluggish start Fund raising lags, but poll looks promising MARK JOHNSON Raleigh Bureau RALEIGH - Former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot heads into his third campaign for governor with at least a couple of advantages over his competitors for the Republican nomination, but a lot less money. Vinroot raised $16,300 during the first six months of the year and had $24,000 on hand, the least amount of money among the four Republican candidates whose campaign finance reports were filed last week. N.C. Senate Republican leader Patrick Ballantine of Wilmington raised more than 30 times that...
  • (NC) GOP gubernatorial hopefuls make their cases...

    07/26/2003 6:40:45 AM PDT · by Prospero · 4 replies · 235+ views
    Raleigh Noise and Disturber ^ | 7/26/2003 | Rob Christensen
    Appearing together on television for the first time in the governor's race, Republicans Patrick Ballantine and Bill Cobey faulted Easley for not working effectively with the legislature, for not cutting the size of government and for not doing more to attract new industries and jobs.
  • Candidate Cobey (Former N.C. Republican chair recruits himself to run)

    07/24/2003 6:10:29 PM PDT · by jern · 15 replies · 236+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | July 23, 2003
    Posted on Wed, Jul. 23, 2003 Candidate Cobey Former N.C. Republican chair recruits himself to run State Republican Chairman Bill Cobey's decision to resign his post Monday to run for the GOP nomination for governor next year was a telling moment in his party's hopes of taking over the top post in North Carolina government. It reflects what some rank-and-file Republicans have been thinking about for months: The party has a good chance of making major gains in the 2004 elections, but it needs a strong candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Mike Easley. Mr. Cobey's decision to resign and run,...
  • NORTH CAROLINA'S OWN JUMPIN JIM JEFFORDS

    01/25/2003 12:42:14 PM PST · by carolina rebel · 2 replies · 271+ views
    Self | Jan. 25,2003 | Carolina Rebel
    North Carolina Republicans: Yesterday, Friday Jan. 24,2003 Representative Mike Decker of Forsyth County ( and formally several precincts in Guilford), changed his party registration to the Democratic Party in order to keep Jim Black a Democrat as the Speaker in the House of Representatives.