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State Board of Elections To Meet June 30 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 26 June 2015 06:34

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Elections will hold a public meeting Tuesday, June 30 by teleconference. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m.

The agenda:

-- approval of minutes

-- appointments to county boards of elections

-- executive director's report

Those wishing to participate should dial in at (646) 307-1706
(Access Code: 717-973-847)

 
Raleigh News & Observer: Jim Hunt Gathering Allies For "alternative vision" for North Carolina PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 25 June 2015 05:43

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It was supposed to be a private meeting organized by former Democratic Gov. Jim Hunt, but the Raleigh News & Observer made public this week's event geared around Hunt's desire for an "alternative vision" for North Carolina.

The newspaper reports that Hunt's Wednesday gathering of an unknown group of people was designed to change the direction of the state, which the former governor described as going backward.

No word on whether Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper, rumored to be running for governor, was invited or attended.

 
Chatter: Hagan Won't Challenge Burr For Senate Seat PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 05:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A national media outlet is reporting that former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan will not challenge Sen. Richard Burr in the 2016 election for Senate.

Fox News says two unnamed sources confirmed that Hagan is a no-go following months of speculation that she was considering a run to try and unseat the veteran Republican. Hagan is a Democrat who was ousted from her Senate seat last year by Republican Thom Tillis.

Burr is the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman.

Democrats now face a big question mark about who might have the gravitas and name recognition to give Burr a solid challenge.

 
Poll Shows More Self-Identified Conservatives In N.C. Than In U.S. PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 05:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Elon University's recent poll about views of issues before the U.S. Supreme Court provides a window into the ideological views of registered voters in North Carolina.

Slightly more than 35 percent of North Carolina residents who opted in for Elon's online survey described themselves as conservative to a certain degree: 17.1 percent conservative, 9.9 percent slightly conservative, and 8.2 percent extremely conservative.

Those numbers are larger than the U.S. population as a whole, according to the survey: 14.4 percent conservative, 9.6 percent slightly conservative, and 6.9 percent extremely conservative.

The full poll results and demograpics can be found at elon.edu.

 
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