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6th District Republican Primary Runoff Fundraising Numbers PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 July 2014 14:03

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Federal Election Commission reports show that the Phil Berger, Jr., one of the two Republicans vying for the party's nomination for the 6th District seat in Congress, has raised more money overall than his opponent, Mark Walker.

The Greensboro News & Record reports that FEC data shows Berger has raised $461,756 and Walker has raised $315,059.
Political action committees -- PACs -- and other groups accounted for just more than $125,000 of Berger's money haul. Walker's PAC money totalled just $400, the newspaper reported.
Early voting is underway in the primary runoff and runs through Saturday. Election Day is Tuesday, July 15.
Berger won the May primary but did not reach the 40 percent threshhold to take the nomination outright. Walker came in second in a very crowded field.
The runoff winner will face Democrat Laura Fjeld in the fall. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 14:04
Sportsman Channel Gives Thumbs Up To Former VP Candidate Sarah Palin's 'Amazing America' PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 July 2014 13:08

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin is getting another term on television.

The Sportsman Channel said Monday that Palin's series, "Amazing America," is being renewed for a second season that will start early next year.
On the series, the former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska ex-governor profiles outdoor enthusiasts and craftsmen. The show aired Thursday nights and finished its first season May 29.
The small network could not say exactly how many people watched Palin. But the Sportsman Channel is now available in more homes than when "Amazing America" started and network executives said they believe the high-profile show helped persuade more carriers to offer it.
The channel is available in some 36 million homes, or nearly a third of the nation's homes with television.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 13:09
Gallup: Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush Most Positively Rated Living Presidents PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 07 July 2014 10:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Nearly two out of three Americans have a positive view of former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, according to a new survey from Gallup.

Clinton and the elder Bush score a 64 percent favorable rating, with Clinton's unfavorable coming in at 34 percent and Bush's at 31 percent.
Former president George W. Bush is in third place among living presidents with a 53 percent approval rating. 
Jimmy Carter ranked fourth at 52 percent.
The current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -- Barack Obama -- ranked last, with just 47 percent of Americans posting a favorable view.
Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 10:26
RNC Protesters Awarded $185,000 Over Convention Arrests PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 July 2014 05:00

NEW YORK (AP) — Four people arrested at a protest march during the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City have been awarded $185,000. Theirs was the first trial stemming from lawsuits over convention-related arrests.

A Manhattan federal jury Wednesday awarded each of them $40,000 for being wrongfully arrested, plus a total of $25,000 in punitive damages against a police official.
The four rejected an $18 million settlement the city had reached with 1,800 other convention protesters.
A judge found in 2012 more than 225 people were arrested without probable cause at the August 2004 march. The trial concerned only damages.
Demonstrator Howard Gale says the point was spotlighting police mistreatment, not getting money.
City lawyer Peter Farrell says police made arrests because the march couldn't proceed safely.
The convention confirmed the nomination of President George W. Bush for re-election.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 July 2014 05:01

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