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N.C House/Senate Republicans Have Significant Advantage Over Democratic Opponents PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 July 2014 12:06

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Second quarter fundraising reports show legislative Republicans garnering a lot more cash than their Democratic Party opponents.

 
Analysis by the  nonpartisan North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation shows the following as of June 30. 
 
* House Republican Candidate Committees & Caucus: $4.3 million cash on hand
 
* House Democratic Candidate Committees & Caucus: $2 million cash on hand
 
* Senate Republican Candidate Committees & Caucus: $4.4 million cash on hand
 
* Senate Democratic Candidate Committee & Caucus: $1.6 million cash on hand
 
The entire analysis is available at http://ncfef.org/research-analysis/district-analysis/campaign-finance-reports-analysis/
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:06
 
Anti-Thom Tillis Ad Ready To Launch With $1.1 Million Buy PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Patriot Majority USA has purchased a major TV ad blitz with an anti-Thom Tillis ad that associates the Republican U.S. Senate candidate with conservative donors David and Charles Koch.

 
The 30-second began airing Tuesday and will continue for two weeks, according to the Associated Press.
 
The group also ran an anti-Tillis ad earlier this year.
 
Tillis, the North Carolina House Speaker, is seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan. 
 
Factcheck.org reports that Patriot Majority USA has Democratic/liberal leanings and was formed under another name in 2005 by Craig Varoga, a Democratic political strategist.
 
Varoga is reportedly chief strategist for Senate Majority PAC, the group tasked with electing/re-electing Democrats to the U.S. Senate.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:57
 
It's A Tie: Voters Split On Generic Congressional Ballot PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If races for the U.S. Congress were held today, the winner would be a toss up, according to new polling data from Rasmussen. 

 
Polling for the week ending July 20 finds that 39 percent of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Democrat in their district’s congressional race, and the same number would choose the Republican instead. 
 
The last time the two parties were even was in March.
 
The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:42
 
N.C. Judicial Races 2nd Quarter Cash On Hand Reports PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 July 2014 09:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Associate Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin has more than a quarter of a million dollars on hand for his bid to become the Chief Justice of the state's highest court.

 
Analysis compiled by the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation (NCFEF) shows Martin with $254,461 on hand as of the 2nd quarter report. His opponenent, current Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis has $77,577 on hand.
 
NCFEF has also culled on-hand figures for the three races for an Associate Justice seat -- the seats now held by Mark Martin, Robin Hudson, and Cheri Beasley.
 
The three races for a seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals are also included in the data, which can be found at www.ncfef.org.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 09:18
 
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