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Deborah Ross Leads Richard Burr In Fundraising For 1st Quarter PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 April 2016 05:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross raised $1.3 million in the first quarter, compared to $1.1 million raised by Republican incumbent Sen. Richard Burr.

It's not yet clear how the cash haul will impact cash on hand data.

Ross started 2016 with less than half a million in the bank. A Burr official told the Raleigh News & Observer the campaign had $5.8 million in the bank at the end of the first quarter.

Ross has been endorsed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Early polls have showed Burr with a lead in the race.

 
NC Supreme Court Hears Case On Challenge To Retention Election For Justices PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 April 2016 05:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Does the North Carolina Constitution require Supreme Court justices to be elected in a traditional race, or was the General Assembly acting within its power when it passed a law allowing sitting justices to face only a retention election and not a traditional challenge?

That is the question facing the North Carolina Supreme Court, which heard arguments in this case on Wednesday.

Justice Bob Edmunds has recused himself from the case since his seat is up for re-election this year and thus is subject to the ruling.

Wake County Attorney Sabra Faires and two other people are plaintiffs in the case. She is now running for a seat on the court following a ruling by the Court of Appeals that the legislature overstepped when it changed to a retention election.

Attorneys for the state argued in court that a retention election -- in which the justice doesn't face a challenger but only a thumbs up or thumbs down from voters -- meets the constitutional definition of an election.

Unless the high court rules quickly and overturns the appeals court, a June 7 election will go forward with four people on the ballot for the seat now held by Edmunds. Voters would choose two candidates to go forward to the general election in November.

 
Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue Says McCrory Executive Order "only serves to muddy the water" PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 06:14

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Senate Leader Dan Blue, whose caucus refused to vote on House Bill 2 in March, is calling Gov. Pat McCrory's Executive Order to clarify the law a "Band-Aid on a fatal wound."

The statement released by Blue's office reads:

"McCrory responded to pressure over HB 2 with Executive Order 93, which calls for the expansion of the state’s employment policy for state employees to cover sexual orientation and gender identity. The decision, McCrory said in a video statement, was based on public feedback and the, “misinformation, misinterpretation [and], confusion,” surrounding the bill.

McCrory’s executive order, “certainly acknowledges the problems that House Bill 2 has created,” said Senator Dan Blue (D-Wake), “but it does nothing to fix it. This order won’t override existing legislation. It only serves to muddy the waters.”  

Blue called for Republicans in the General Assembly to follow the governor’s lead by working together with Democrats to fully repeal the bill and restore the people’s rights.

“Every word of this bill needs to be off the books,” he said, “from restoring the right to sue for employment discrimination at the state level to reaffirming local governing boards’ authority to act in the best interest of their communities. If we are to survive and thrive as a state, House Bill 2 cannot stand.”

House Bill 2 passed with bipartisan support in the North Carolina House. Eleven Democrats joined with Republicans. In the Senate, the vote was 32 to 0. Blue and his entire caucus did not vote, choosing instead to leave the chamber as the vote was about to be recorded.

 
Roy Cooper To Headline Democrats' Jefferson Jackson Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 April 2016 05:13

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democrats are giving the No. 1 spot at their annual fundraising shindig to gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper.

A Save the Date email from the state party says the June 11 event at NC State University's Talley Student Union will feature the Attorney General who is trying to unseat Gov. Pat McCrory.

Ticket options:

Presidential Sponsor $7500
Dinner for 16, VIP Reception for 8, Priority Seating, Premier Recognition in program and all event materials

Chair’s Club $5000
Dinner and VIP Reception for 8, Priority Seating, Recognition in program and all event materials

Officer’s Club $2500
Dinner for 8, VIP Reception for 4, Priority Seating, Recognition in program and all event materials

Democratic Club $1000
Dinner for 8, VIP Reception for 2, Priority Seating, Recognition in program and all event materials

Patron Club $500
Dinner and VIP Reception for 2, Priority Seating, Recognition in program and all event materials

Individual VIP Ticket $250
1 ticket to VIP reception and dinner, Priority seating

Individual Ticket $125
1 ticket to dinner

 
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