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Public Policy Polling: Senate Race Tightens, Hagan Still Leads Tillis PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:17


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If the election for U.S. Senate were held today, Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan would win a second term, according to new data from Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP).
In survey results released this week, PPP finds Kay Hagan with 42 percent of the vote. Her Republican challenger Thom Tillis draws 38 percent, while Libertarian Sean Haugh comes in with 
8 percent of the vote.
"Haugh's supporters say they would support Tillis 61/19 over Hagan if they had to choose between the two major party candidates- when you allocate them to their second choice Hagan leads by just one point at 43/42," according to poll analysis from PPP's Tom Jensen. 
The complete poll results can be found at publicpolicypolling.com
Poll: Three Of Four Likely U.S. Voters Supports Requiring I.D. To Vote PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:53

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As the legal challenge to North Carolina's new photo I.D. law continues, polling data of U.S. likely voters shows overwhelming support for the requirement.

Rasmussen reported on Wednesday that its latest poll shows 
"voters continue to strongly support voter ID laws and don't consider them discriminatory."
The telephone poll found that 74 percent of Likely U.S. Voters believe all voters should be required to prove their identity before being allowed to vote. 
Nineteen percent disagree.
State polls have consistently shown North Carolinians support requiring an I.D. to vote.
Last week a federal judge ruled that North Carolina's election reform law is enforceable for the November election. A trial on the merits of the challenge will be held next year.
Critics say the reform package disenfranchises some voters. The photo I.D. requirement is just one provision of the law. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:54
6th District Democratic Congressional Candidate Marks One Year Of Candidacy Announcement PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 August 2014 12:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democrat Laura Fjeld hopes she can snag the 6th District Congressional seat away from Republicans in November, and this week she marked the one-year anniversary of her candidacy with a fundraising email.

Fjeld faces Republican Mark Walker for the chance to succeed retiring veteran Congressman Howard Coble.
The Fjeld email reads:
Dear Friend,
One year ago today, I announced my candidacy for the US Congress.
Over the past year, we’ve had our first endorsement, contribution, volunteer, TV ad and victory on Primary night.  Supporters have grown from a few dozen to thousands over the past 365 days and it wouldn’t have been possible without each and everyone one of you. 
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I am humbled to have the support of so many people with diverse interests and backgrounds engaged in our efforts.
Now as we look forward with fewer than 85 days until Election Day, your support and help are more critical than ever to making sure we finish what we started.  I hope you will help me celebrate our milestone with a $36.50 contribution to pay for 100 pieces of literature or a $365 contribution for a TV spot to help us win on Election Day.
Again, thank you for your invaluable support.
Kindest regards,
Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 12:59
State Board Of Elections: 28 Candidates File For Three Judicial Seats PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:03

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - When the dust settled on Friday afternoon, a total of 28 candidates had filed the necessary paperwork and paid the fees to be on the ballot for three judicial races.

The state Board of Elections reports that 19 candidates have filed for the Court of Appeals seat vacated by Chief Judge John Martin.
The ballot order will be:
Marion Warren
Chuck Winfree
John M. Tyson
Elizabeth Davenport Scott
Tricia Shields
Jody Newsome
Marty Martin
Hunter Murphy
Keischa Lovelace
Ann Kirby
Abe Jones
Sabra Jean Faires
Daniel Patrick Donahue
J. Brad Donovan
Lori G. Christian
Jeffrey M. Cook
Betsy Bunting
John S. Arrowood
Valerie Johnson Zachary
 Five candidates have filed for the Superior Court seat in District 15A vacated by Judge Robert Johnson (Alamance).
Keith Whited
Jim Roberson
Mike Rodgers
Alex Dawson III
Rick Champion
 Four candidates have filed for the Superior Court seat in District 26B vacated by Judge William Constangy (Mecklenburg). 
Eric A. Montgomery
David Kelly
John W. Bowers
Carla Archie
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:04

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