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Primary Challenge For Rep. Ellmers In 2016? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 January 2015 05:47

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - She's less than one month into her third term, 2nd District Rep. Renee Ellmers has angered the conservative wing of her party with her stance on illegal immigration and abortion.

Word across North Carolina is that Chatham County Republican Party Chairman Jim Duncan is seriously thinking about primarying Ellmers in 2016.

Duncan and others are oppose Ellmers' view that the federal government should have a mechanism for "earned legal status" for those who've been in the state illegally and who pay a penalty.

Last week, Ellmers was a leading voice among Democratic women and a few fellow Republican women who successfully killed a bill that would have outlawed abortion after 20 weeks. Ellmers said the exception for rape should not have required a woman to report the rape to police to qualify.

Ellmers was elected in 2010 as a Tea Party Republican. A registered nurse from Dunn, she came to the political stage as a vocal opponent of Obamacare.

6th District Congressman Mark Walker Tagged As "Least Wealthy" Member of Freshman Class PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - New Republican Congressman Mark Walker has already made the top of a list about D.C. politicians. The Center for Responsive Politics has deemed the 6th District congressman as the "least wealthy" of the new members of Congress.

The ranking is based on the group's analysis of financial disclosure forms, according to the Greensboro News-Record.

Half of the new freshman are close to being millionaires, the group says.

7th District Rep. David Rouzer Announces New District Office Hires PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 06:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - New 7th District Congressman David Rouzer has announced new staff members for his district office.

Dwight Williams will serve as the Congressman’s District Director.  Williams spent the past 27 years working with the North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and the American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Inc.  

He has also served as chairman of the Sampson County Republican Party as well as chairman of the Sampson County Board of Elections. Rouzer is a Republican.  

Chance Lambeth will serve as Deputy District Director and will be focused on coastal issues.  Previously, Chance worked on Congressman Rouzer’s congressional campaign as his political director.  In 2012, Chance was a Regional Field Director for the Republican National Committee.

Bye Bye D.C., Hello Boston: Hagan Heads To Harvard PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 January 2015 05:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - She was defeated in November, but Kay Hagan isn't searching for something to do with her vast political and policy experience. Come Spring, the former U.S. senator will take a fellowship at Harvard's Kennedy School's Institute of Politics.

Hagan will be one of a handful of high-profile practitioners of politics who visit the famed university. The others include Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and the former deputy executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Matt Lira.

Former Gov. Beverly Perdue sat for the same fellowship after she decided not to run for re-election in 2012.

The fellows will engage with Harvard students on political engagement and public service.


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