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Baker's Dozen Seek Nomination For U.S. Senate Seat Held By Kay Hagan PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 February 2014 14:11

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Thirteen candidates will appear on the May 6 primary ballot for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Kay Hagan. With the filing period officially closed, eight Republicans, three Democrats, and two Libertarians had made the list compiled by the State Board of Elections.

Hagan filed for re-election earlier this week. She faces a challenge from fellow Democrats Will Stewart of Hampstead and Ernest Reeves of Greenville.
The eight Republicans seeking the GOP  nomination are:
-- Ted Alexander of Shelby
-- Greg Brannon of Cary
-- Alex Bradshaw of Icard
-- Heather Grant of Wilkesboro
-- Mark Harris of Raleigh
-- Edward Kryn of Clayton
-- Jim Snyder of Lexington
-- Thom Tillis of Cornelius
Two Libertarian Party members will face off for their party's nomination. Sean Haugh of Durham and Tim D'Annunzio of Raeford both filed for the seat on Wednesday.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 14:12
Its Official: Sen. Kay Hagan Files For Re-Election PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 February 2014 17:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan made official on Monday what everyone had known for months: she wants a second term as North Carolina's junior U.S. Senator.

Hagan, a Democrat, filed her paperwork with the State Board of Elections. She faces a primary challenge from fellow Democrat Will Stewart of Hampstead.
As of Monday afternoon, four Republicans had filed for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat. They are:
-- Reverend Mark Harris of Raleigh
-- Heather Grant of Wilkesboro
-- Greg Brannon of Raleigh
-- Ted Alexander of Shelby
North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis has not yet appeared on the Board of Elections filing list.
Political analysts expect the resulting general election for the seat to be one of the most watched -- and most expensive -- in the country. 
Democrats see the Hagan seat as key to retaining control of the U.S. Senate in a year widely viewed as treacherous for Democrats like Hagan who voted for the unpopular Affordable Care Act.
Republican see the Hagan seat as key to a U.S. Senate takeover. The GOP must pick up six seats net in order to take over control of the chamber.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 17:05
Senate Democrats Beat Republicans In National Committee Fundraising For January PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 February 2014 11:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Score one for the Democrats. Fundraising reports show the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $6.6 million in January while its GOP counterpart, the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee hauled in $4.6 million.

But while the Republicans were outdistanced in the January cash game, they are well ahead of Democrats when it comes to debt. The Republican group has no debt. The Democratic group, on the other hand, carries $2.5 million in debt on its books.
Both parties are focusing intently on fall Senate races. Republican must pick up six seats to take control of the chamber and Democrats are playing defense, in part due to the public's negative views of the Affordable Care Act.
In North Carolina, Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan voted for ObamaCare and is facing advertising from outside groups that point out her continuing support of the unpopular law.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 11:05
Candidate Filing List As Of February 12, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:52


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The slate of candidates is growing for North Carolina's primary election in May. The latest list from the State Board of Elections shows dozens of filings up through February 12 at 11 a.m. The elections office has been closed since then due to poor weather. 
The election board's records are available at http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/Portals/0/FilesP/CandidateFilingList.pdf
So far, two Democrats -- Malcolm Graham and Alma Adams -- have filed to fill the unexpired term of 12th District Congressman Mel Watt, who left the seat to lead a federal agency. No Republicans have filed. The seat is seen as a lock for Democrats.
Fifth District Republican incumbent Virginia Foxx has filed for re-election, and she also has a GOP challenger, Philip Doyle.
First District Democratic incumbent G.K. Butterfield has also filed in another safe seat for Democrats.
The filing period runs through Feb. 28.

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