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Legendary GOP Strategist Jack Hawke To Be Honored Posthumously At N.C. GOP Hall of Fame Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 October 2015 05:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - He served as state Republican Party chairman from 1987 to 1995, and now the late Jack Hawke will be honored by Republicans at its Hall of Fame dinner in November.

A tribute to Hawke will be narrated by Gov. Pat McCrory, according to a GOP email.

Hawke was a key member of then Mayor McCrory's campaign team and continued to advise the new governor until health issues forced him to scale back his professional duties.

Hawke died in 2013.

The GOP dinner will also feature a keynote address from Sen. Richard Burr, who is seeking re-election.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2015 05:32
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm Slams State Budget In Fundraising Email To Democrats PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 October 2015 05:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A pitch for donations to the Democratic Party from former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm casts the new state budget as leaving North Carolina "ill-equipped to promote prosperity or even meet the most basic needs of its citizens - education, healthcare, and good paying jobs."

The email, signed by Granholm, invites recipients to the Democratic Party's Western Gala in Asheville on October 17. Granholm will be part of that event.

The email reads, in part, as follows:

"In January 2003, I was the first woman ever to be sworn in as governor of Michigan - the eighth largest state in the nation, home to America's auto industry with an economy bigger than that of Saudi Arabia or Greece.

And then reality struck - in the form of a tsunami of automotive industry bankruptcies, economic collapse and a resulting budget crisis. Michigan's economy shifted from one of the most prosperous to one of the toughest in the nation.  But it didn't stop us.  Through it all, we worked relentlessly, determinedly to retain jobs, attract international investment, improve education, and to train Michigan’s workers to promote the state’s long-term economic health.

I know that North Carolina has had some recent setbacks. It's no secret that the new Republican budget leaves the state ill-equipped to promote prosperity or even meet the most basic needs of its citizens - education, healthcare, and good paying jobs. The truth is that across America, the financial burden being carried by middle-class families has grown out of control.

But together, we can fight back. We can take back North Carolina. And we can take back our country.

That's why I'd like you to join me in Asheville on October 17th for the North Carolina Democratic Party's 55th Annual Western Gala.

Next year, North Carolina will be a battleground state in the race for President, have a top tier US Senate race, the most contested Governor’s race in the country, and battle to win the seats necessary to sustain a veto by the Governor in the Legislature. The NCDP has an amazing team in place that is working every day to ensure that North Carolina is ready for victory in 2016. But they need your help!

I hope you’ll join me in Asheville on October 17th. I'm honored to return to North Carolina and to be a part of this historic event.

Yours in democracy,

Governor Jennifer Granholm"

Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter Ousted In Primary Runoff, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane Re-Elected PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 05:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter couldn't muster enough fellow Democrats to stave off a primary challenge from Jennifer Roberts Tuesday. Roberts beat the appointed incumbent by 54 to 45 percent.

Roberts's win -- just a week after her father died --  gives her the party's nomination and sets up a general election match-up with Republican Ed Peacock.

Clodfelter was appointed last year when Democratic Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned among federal corruption charges.

In Raleigh, Mayor Nancy McFarlane breezed to a third term with 75 percent of the vote, defeating Bob Weltzin.

Municipal Election Day: Charlotte Mayor Fights For Democratic Nomination In Primary Runoff PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 October 2015 05:54

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter's political future in North Carolina's biggest city is on the line Tuesday in the runoff race that has captured state attention.

Democrat Dan Clodfelter is facing fellow Democrat Jennifer Roberts for the party's nomination for mayor. The winner will face Republican Edwin Peacock in November.

Clodfelter was appointed mayor last year after the sitting Democratic mayor, Patrick Cannon, was caught up in a corruption scandal.

Roberts is the former chair of the Mecklenburg County Commission.

Sample ballots for all municipal races can be found at www.ncsbe.gov.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 06:01

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