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Democratic Congressional Candidate: "My opponent's extremism is blinding him" PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 05:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Laura Fjeld, the Democratic candidate seeking the 6th District seat in Congress continues to hammer her Republican opponent, Mark Walker, for what she terms "extremist" views.

In an e-mail to supporters this week, Fjeld, a former UNC official, related her appearance with Planned Parenthood representatives.
Fjeld and Walker are vying for the seat that has been held for two decades by Republican Howard Coble, who is retiring. 
The email is as follows:
I just came back from a great press conference with Planned Parenthood and prominent women leaders in the Greensboro community.  Janet Colm, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central North Carolina, joined me to talk about the important primary care services that Planned Parenthood provides, and the fact that my opponent wants to defund Planned Parenthood.
I also spoke about my belief that a woman's health care decisions should be between a woman and her doctor, without government intrusion.  My opponent would eliminate a woman's right to choose, and make no exceptions, even in cases of rape, incest, or when her own life is at stake. This stems from his staunch commitment to passing a law that says all life begins at conception.
Support for that same law would make illegal common forms of birth control, such as the pill and IUD.  As Janet Colm from Planned Parenthood stated, "The only controversy about birth control is that it's 2014 and we're still fighting for it!"
My opponent's extremism is blinding him from the issues that matter.  We need to move this state forward and focus on jobs, the economy, and improving education at all levels.  That is why I am running for Congress, to break through the gridlock, and get things done for the people of North Carolina.
Thanks for all of your support,
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 05:29
NRSC Reserves $6 Million In North Carolina Air Time For Remaining Weeks Of Campaign PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 05:42


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The massive dollars continue to flow into North Carolina's U.S. Senate race. Politico reports that the National Republican Senatorial Committee has reserved $6 million in air time for the final two weeks of the campaign.
The ads, whose messages are yet unknown, according to Politico, will support Republican Thom Tillis. The North Carolina House Speaker faces a tough battle against Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Libertarian Sean Haugh.
Recent polls show the race is a statistical dead heat. Republicans believe Tillis is closing in on Hagan, who has held a 2 to 3 point lead for weeks. 
Down To The Wire: Friday, October 10 Final Day To Register To Vote In Midterm Election PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 October 2014 04:53


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolinians who want to vote in the November 4 midterm election have one day left to register. The State Board of Elections is urging people to remember that Friday, October 10 is the final day to ensure they can cast a ballot.
The qualifications to vote are:
-- Must be a U.S. citizen.
-- Must be a resident of the county, and prior to voting in an election, must have resided at his or her residential address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
-- Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election.
-- Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, the person’s citizenship rights must be restored. Citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.
-- Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.
Democrats continue their lead in current registrations.
Republicans: 2,009,015
Democrats: 2,761,231
Libertarian: 25,124
Unaffiliated: 1,797,287
State Board Of Elections Statement On U.S. Supreme Court's Election Ruling PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 October 2014 04:42


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay an appeals court ruling that reinstated two voting procedures that had been eliminated by the General Assembly, the State Board of Elections issued the following statement.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court today stayed a federal appeals court order that would have enjoined parts of North Carolina’s new voting law regarding same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting. The vote was 7-2, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting. 
The hard deadline to register is Friday.  Election Day voters must cast ballots at their assigned polling location. 
Attorneys for the state requested a stay on Friday after a split-panel in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered changes to election procedures just weeks before the beginning of early voting.  
"Please encourage those in your community to register by Friday and to vote in the proper precinct on Election Day," said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach of the State Board of Elections. “We hope voters will make use of the record-setting number of early voting sites, beginning October 23.”
Voter registration forms are available online. Voters who have move to a new county must submit a new registration. Those who are uncertain of their registration status may view their voter profile online.  
The State Board of Elections mailed more than 4 million voter guides to residences across the state before last week’s ruling. Voters may now rely on legal summaries appearing on page 3 of the voter guide. 

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