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She's In For 2016: Auditor Beth Wood To Seek 3rd Term PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 May 2015 05:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democrat Beth Wood says she will seek a third term as North Carolina's state Auditor in 2016.

According to the Raleigh News & Observer, Wood's statement says she has the credentials and experience that has proven effective for taxpayers for six years. "I promise to continue to be undeterred in our effort to be respected by the taxpayers and government leaders."

Although of the party that is out of power in the state, Wood appears to enjoy a good relationship with Republican leaders and the governor.

No word yet on who may seek the office on the Republican side of the aisle.

 
Jeb Bush Courts Donors At Raleigh Event PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 May 2015 05:54

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It's not official yet, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was testing the presidential fundraising waters in North Carolina Friday at an invitation-only event in Raleigh.

The Raleigh News & Observer reports that Bush met with well-heeled potential donors such as former ambassador Jim Cain from the George W. Bush administration, SAS CEO Jim Goodnight, and John Kane of Kane Realty Corp. among others.

Bush, a Republican, would face a growing field of candidates should he dedice to officially declare as a candidate for president. Some Republicans believe he is a good mix of moderate and conservative views that would appeal to a large segment of the electorate, while others say he is too aligned with moderate business interests the conservative wing of the party doesn't endorse.

 
State Republicans Prepare For June Convention, Election Of New Party Chair PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 May 2015 05:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina Republicans will gather in Raleigh June 5-7 for their annual convention. A highlight will be the election of a new state party chairperson. Current Chairman Claude Pope has announced he will not seek another term and will return to the Carolina coast to operate his family business.

Schedule speakers include presidential hopeful Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, and entrepreneur Donald Trump.

Information available at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/north-carolina-republican-party-4854278745

 
Anti-Republican Protesters Block Door At Legislature PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 April 2015 05:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The progressive protest movement led by the North Carolina NAACP was back at the legislature Wednesday for another round of protests against Republicans who control the General Assembly. Some protesters blocked the door of the Senate chamber and then encountered police.

The protesters also held a news conference to outline again their disagreements with Republicans. The groups say Republican policies are wrong headed, even "sinful."

The groups want more money appropriated for Medicaid and a host of other social service programs.

State Republicans responded by saying the protests are political theater and that the protest agenda would cost taxpayers $10 billion.

The Rev. William Barber, head of the NAACP and the leader of the movement, says protests will continue.

 
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