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4th Circuit Sets Sept. 25 Hearing For Challenge To N.C. Voting Law PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:19

RALEIGH, (AP) — A federal appeals court is hurrying to hear arguments in a case challenging changes to North Carolina voting law.

 
The new law is considered one of the toughest in the country and critics say it will suppress minority voter turnout.
 
The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday set a hearing for Sept. 25 in Charlotte. They'll consider whether November's election can be held under the new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers.
 
It's been just one month since a lower federal judge ruled that groups failed to show they would suffer "irreparable harm" if elections are held under the new law.
 
Changes included eliminating same-day registration during early voting and reducing the early-voting period by a week.
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:20
 
Sen. Hagan Says No To Time-Warner Cable/Charlotte Observer Televised Debate PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:34

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina voters will not have the opportunity to hear from Sen. Kay Hagan in an October televised debate sponsored by Time-Warner Cable, the Charlotte Observer, and the Raleigh News and Observer.

 
According to Time-Warner Cable, Hagan has declined to participate. Hagan's Republican challenger, House Speaker Thom Tillis, will participate.
 
Hagan has agreed to be part of three debates, the first of which was held last week and sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation. A second debate held by the group will take place in early October.
 
NC State University political science professor Andy Taylor told Time -Warner News it is surprising that Sen. Hagan would say no to the opportunity since the race is so close.
 
Polls have consistently shown the race neck-and-neck or with Hagan leading by a point or two.
 
A third candidate in the race is Libertarian Sean Haugh.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:35
 
6th District Congressional Candidate Laura Fjeld: My Republican Opponent Has An "extremist agenda" PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 September 2014 14:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democratic congressional candidate Laura Fjeld is taking aim at her Republican opponent Mark Walker. 

 
In a fundraising e-mail released Friday, Fjeld, who is seeking the seat in the 6th District, writes the following message. 
 
Fjeld and Walker are seeking to replace retiring GOP Congressman Howard Coble. 
 
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Dear Friend,
 
This week my opponent and I received endorsements and these endorsements highlight the stark contrast between us.
 
My opponent received the endorsement of FreedomWorks one of the most extreme, national Tea Party Super PACs in the country.
 
On the other hand, I received the endorsement of our local Professional Firefighters.  I can’t tell you how much it means to me to have the support of the brave men and women who serve and protect all of us in our community.
 
While he looks to national groups with an extremist agenda, I’m relying on individuals like you who share my belief that extremism has led to the gridlock in Washington.  
 
Please help me stand up to this Tea Party Super PAC by clicking this link and making a contribution today.  
 
Let’s send a strong message to my opponent that hard working North Carolinans and Americans matter more than his extremist agenda.
 
Thank you.
 
Kindest regards,
 
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 14:23
 
Battleground Poll: Democrats Trail GOP In Generic Congressional Ballot PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If the election for seats in the U.S. Congress were held today, more likely voters would mark their ballots for Republicans than Democrats. 

 
George Washington University's Battleground Poll shows Republicans pulling 43 percent of the congressional vote. Democrats garner 39 percent. 
 
When "leaners" for both parties are factored in, Republicans maintain a four percentage point lead. 
 
Twelve percent of likely voters say they are undecided.
 
The poll shows Democratic Party strength on the question of which party is "standing up for the middle class." By 12 points, likely voters pick Democrats (51 percent) over Republicans (39 percent).
 
Republicans, however, pull in front on which party would do a better job with the economy. Republicans garner 49 percent of voters on that question, with Democrats snagging 42 percent.
 
Republicans are also favored for dealing with "the federal budget and spending" by a 51 to 38 margin.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:05
 
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