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N.C. Board Of Elections Primary Runoff Results PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state Board of Elections reports the following results for Tuesday's primary election runoff. These results do not include additional local races in roughly one-third of North Carolina's counties.

 
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5th Congressional District Democratic Runoff
Joshua Brannon 65.63%
Gardenia Henley 34.37%
 
6th Congressional District Republican Runoff
Mark Walker 60.06%
Phil Berger, Jr. 39.94%
 
NC House of Representatives District 23 Democratic Runoff
Shelly Willingham 51.92%
R.B. "Rusty" Holderness 48.08%
 
District Attorney District 10 Republican Runoff
John Walter Bryant 63.61%
Jeff Cruden 36.39%
 
District Attorney District 25 Republican Runofof
David Learner 61.80%
James (Jay) Gaither, Jr. 38.20%
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:25
 
Mark Walker Topples 6th District Favorite Phil Berger, Jr. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Conventional wisdom was thrown on its ear Tuesday night as Republican Mark Walker handily defeated fellow Republican Phil Berger, Jr. for the 6th District nomination for Congress and the opportunity to replace retiring Congressman Howard Coble.

 
Walker garnered 60 percent of the vote to Berger's 40 percent.
 
Berger came in first in the May primary but on Tuesday failed to win his home county of Rockingham, as well as other counties in the district. He came close in Orange County, losing to Walker by just 2 percentage points.
 
Walker, a Baptist minister from Greensboro, told reporters, “We wouldn’t be very truthful if we told you we expected to win with 60 percent."
 
Berger, son of state Senate Leader Phil Berger, outraised and outspent Walker, but the minister's grassroots volunteers proved formidable.
 
Walker now faces Democrat Laura Fjeld in the general election.
 
Fjeld wasted no time calling Walker a "radical extremist who doesn't share the values of North Carolinians." 
 
She invited what she termed "mainstream Republican voters" to join her campaign.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:01
 
IRS Worker Suspended For Campaigning On The Job For President Obama's Re-Election PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:34

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - An IRS employee's devotion to President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election has earned the worker a 100-day suspension.

 
Politico reports that the unnamed employee was disciplined for violating the Hatch Act, a federal law that prohibits employees from promoting political candidates while on duty in a federal government job.
 
The newspaper reports the employee acknowledged campaigning for Obama's re-election while talking to callers to the IRS help line. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:35
 
Runoff Turnout Tops Any Second Primary Over Past Decade PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 05:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - More than 6 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff, and that sets a record according to the state Board of Elections.

 
More than 105,000 North Carolinians chose a candidate Tuesday to decide 19 runoff contests across 37 counties -- turnout that tops any second primary over the past decade.
 
For the first time since 2006, no statewide race required a second primary. 
 
One-stop early voting accounted for nearlyy one of four votes.
 
“Our counties have done an excellent job implementing a host of new voting procedures throughout the primary season,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach in a statement. “We congratulate the candidates on their hard-fought campaigns.”
 
Key results:
 
** 6th District Republican Congressional Runoff: Republican Mark Walker defeated fellow Republican Phil Berger Jr.
 
** 5th District Democratic Congressional Runoff: Democrat Josh Brannon defeated fellow Democrat Gardenia Henley
 
County boards of election will canvass results for the Second Primary on July 22.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 05:37
 
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