Early primary voting starts at Cornelius, Huntersville sites

election 2014 bugEarly voting in the May 6 primary for state and local offices began Thursday at sites across Mecklenburg County, including two in north Mecklenburg.

Polls are open at Cornelius Town Hall and the North County Regional Library in Huntersville weekdays from 11am to 7pm through May 2, and Saturday, May 3, from 10am to 1pm. Other polling sites also are open around the county. Continue Reading

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At Senate debate, civility masks GOP discord

Senate candidates debated at Davidson College Tuesday night, from left, Mark Harris, Heather Grant, Greg Brannon and Thom Tillis. (via Time Warner Cable)

Senate candidates debated at Davidson College Tuesday night, from left, Mark Harris, Heather Grant, Greg Brannon and Thom Tillis. (via Time Warner Cable)

By JON COX
DavidsonNews.net/CorneliusNews.net

election 2014 bugThe Republican primary race in North Carolina has already gained national attention for pitting different party factions against each other in a sort of GOP civil war. But Tuesday night’s debate in Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College was remarkable for its civility, not its discord.

The debate, which was sponsored by The Charlotte Observer and the News & Observer of Raleigh and televised by Time Warner Cable News, gave a platform to the four Republican Senate hopefuls who each currently have more than 7 percent support in state-wide polls.
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Gun rights group backs Bradford in 98th District

Grass Roots North Carolina, a gun rights advocacy group, has endorsed Cornelius Commissioner John R. Bradford III in his bid for the 98th District state House seat. In a press release Tuesday, Bradford also said he has received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association as a newcomer who doesn’t yet have a voting record.  Continue Reading

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Money pours in as GOP Senate candidates battle it out

wfae logoNorth Carolina hosts one of the most watched electoral races in the country this year, as first-term Democratic Senator Kay Hagan is up for re-election. Who will win is already a toss-up, in a year where Republicans and Democrats are battling for control of the Senate. WFAE-FM reporter Ben Bradford joined Morning Edition Host Kevin Kniestedt to discuss the race on Thursday. Continue Reading

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Davidson College hosts GOP Senate debate Tuesday

election 2014 bugDavidson College will host a debate on Tuesday, April 22, between the four top-polling Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate. Candidates Greg Brannon, Heather Grant, Mark Harris and Thom Tillis are competing in the May 6 primary to run against Democrat incumbent Kay Hagan in the November election. Continue Reading

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REBIC backs Bradford for GOP nomination in 98th

John Bradford

John Bradford

The Charlotte-area’s Real Estate & Building Industry Coalition (REBIC) has thrown its support behind Cornelius Commissioner John Bradford in the race for the Republican nomination for the 98th District state legislative seat. Continue Reading

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98th Dist. candidate Rinker wants to end income tax

Lynette Rinker

Lynette Rinker

In a big play for voter support ahead of the May 6 primary, 98th District state legislative candidate Lynette Rinker is pledging to fight for an end to North Caroalina’s personal and business income tax. Continue Reading

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NC Libertarians back non-partisan redistricting

Libertarian Party members at their state convention two weeks ago in Durham voted to endorse efforts to create a nonpartisan redistricting process in North Carolina.  In a report before the vote, the party’s platform committee said the move would create a “truly representative government.”

The party also called for an even more dramatic election reform: proportional representation for the state legislature.  Under that system, an election district would have multiple members instead of a single representative, potentially giving smaller parties or independents a voice. Continue Reading

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Iredell Dem. women host candidate forum April 28

On Monday, April 28, 2014,  Democratic Women of Iredell County will be hosting the a forum with the three Democratic candidates for Iredell County sheriff,  Atley Parks  Brown, Rick Ervin and Bill Moore.  The event will begin at 6:30 pm with a meet and greet including other Democrats on the May 6 primary ballot, Gene Mahaffey, candidate for NC House of Representatives District 84; county commissioner candidates Lydia Sullivan and  Kenneth Ward; and Crystal D. Mayes, candidate for Register of Deeds. Continue Reading

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College to host GOP Senate debate on April 22

By DAVID BORAKS
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Davidson College has landed a starring role in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate campaign, as host of a televised debate next month among candidates for the Republican nomination. The GOP hopefuls will go at it in a 1-hour debate on Tuesday, April 22, at 7pm airing live from the college’s 600-seat Duke Family Performance Hall. Continue Reading

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