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Democrats Regain Lead In Generic Congressional Ballot Question PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 05:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In the wake of a disastrous midterm election showing, Democrats have a glimmer of hope in the latest Generic Congressional Ballot question asked by Rasmussen.

The polling agency reports that its latest survey of likely U.S. voters gives Democrats 40 percent, edging Republicans, who stand at 39 percent.

The question asked which party a voter would vote for if an election were held today for seats in the U.S. Congress.

Republicans had held the lead, or tied with Democrats, for several weeks prior to the latest survey.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 05:58
 
Rep. G.K. Butterfield To Lead Congressional Black Caucus PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 December 2014 06:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina's 1st District Congressman G.K. Butterfield has been elected the 24th Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)for the 114th Congress.

Butterfield's term begins in January. He is a Democrat who was recently re-elected to serve in the primarily eastern North Carolina district.

The CBC consists of 45 members.

“I’m moved by the unwavering support the CBC has shown me throughout the years,” said Butterfield in a news release.  “Each year they’ve continued to elect me to senior positions within the Caucus, solidifying their confidence in me to help steer and now lead the conscience of the Congress as Chair.  I do not take this endorsement lightly.”

 
NC GOP Chairman Calls On Roy Cooper To Join Suit Against President Obama PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 December 2014 05:42

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In a story that mixes policy with politics, Attorney General Roy Cooper is now under pressure from state Republicans to join a group of his fellow law enforcement officials and Gov. Pat McCrory in a lawsuit that challenges President Obama's use of executive power.

On Thursday, North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Claude Pope referred to Cooper -- who is rumored to eyeing a 2016 gubernatorial run -- a "part time Attorney General and full-time political candidate."

“In a sorry attempt to make it seem like he is leading the nation, President Barack Obama took overreaching and irresponsible action on immigration that could have untold consequences on our state’s education and health care systems,” said Chairman Pope in his statement. “Part-time Attorney General and full-time political candidate Roy Cooper has a serious decision to make – join the suit and protect North Carolina citizens, or stand with the president and allow him to erode one of the most important documents in our nation’s history – the constitution. Will Cooper take a stand, or will he stand on the sidelines as he has done in the past with the popular voter ID legislation or Amendment One? Its time for Cooper to make his positions known, not hide behind a cloak of inaction,” Pope concluded.
 
Earlier this week, Gov. Pat McCrory joined with other governors and Attorneys General from 17 different states in the suit.

 
Committee To Elect Dan Forest Hosts Charlotte Reception PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 December 2014 06:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Charlotte area supporters of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest have been invited to a Christmas-Hanukkah reception Thursday night hosted by the Committee to Elect Dan Forest.

An invitation posted on Facebook lists the event as being held at the Morehead Inn.

The invitation also lists:

Chair $5,000
Host $1,000
Individual $100/Couple $150

Forest was elected Lt. Governor in 2012. While Forest lives in Raleigh, he has many Charlotte connections. His mother is former Charlotte area Congresswoman Sue Myrick.

 
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