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HB 222 Would Put Supreme Court Justices To Retention Vote PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 May 2015 05:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Senate appears on its way to passing a bill that would put state Supreme Court justices to a retention vote. House Bill 222 would curb costly elections of justices, according to reporting by newsobserver.com.

Justices currently run campaigns just as any other candidate does. They are limited in what they can discuss on the campaign trail because they can't speak about cases they may come before the court.

The Senate voted Thursday 35 to 13. A final vote must still be taken.

 
Gov. McCrory To Deliver Keynote at State GOP Convention PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 May 2015 05:32

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - When state Republicans meet next weekend to choose a new party chairman, they will hear from Gov. Pat McCrory. The party announced the governor will deliver the keynote speech at the Saturday, June 6 session at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Other speakers for the three-day convention include entrepreneur Donald Trump, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.

State Democrats selected their new leader earlier this year. Former state legislator and congressional candidate Patsy Keever took the helm from embattled Chatham County resident Randy Voller.

 
National Journal: "Chuck Schumer Wants Kay Hagan Back" PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The 'will she or won't she run against Richard Burr' media narrative continues to swirl around former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan.

On Tuesday, National Journal posted a story headlined "Chuck Schumer Wants Kay Hagan Back." The story says "Democratic powerbrokers" want Hagan to challenge Sen. Burr because they think she has a good shot at taking the seat in what could be a good year for Democrats with Hillary Clinton atop the ticket.

National Journal reports that Hagan and Schumer met earlier this year and that Schumer committed the support for a Hagan candidacy from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Hagan has yet to rule out -- or rule in -- a possible run.

The story can be found at nationaljournal.com.

 
Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott Joins Democrats' Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Lineup PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 May 2015 05:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Congressman G.K. Butterfield has announced that colleague Bobby Scott of Virginia will be a special guest at the North Carolina Democrat Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner.

The dinner is June 13.

Scott's election is historic. He is the first African-Amercan Congressman from Virginia since Reconstruction.

"He has supported an increase in the minimum wage, paid parental leave, and providing healthcare to all," according to the Democratic Party's email signed by Butterfield. "Congressman Scott serves on the House Education and Labor Committee whose purpose is to ensure that Americans' needs are addressed so that students and workers may move forward in a changing school system and a competitive global economy. I have worked with Congressman Scott for several years now, and he's a true champion to our nation's hard working folks."

 
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