Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson

New poll: Stein, Robinson hold large leads in gubernatorial primary races

BY: - November 14, 2023

Just over 100 days before North Carolinians vote in the 2024 primary election, a new poll indicates that Republican and Democratic frontrunners in the race for governor continue to hold big advantages over their rivals. The Meredith College poll shows that Lt. Governor Mark Robinson holds a marked lead over other Republican challengers. Forty-one percent […]

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Trans patients and their doctors struggle with confusion, fear under healthcare bans

BY: - November 10, 2023

[This story is part of ongoing work on LGBTQ+ healthcare in North Carolina, written by Joe Killian. It was conceived and written through a partnership between NC Newsline and Qnotes Carolinas. Due to concerns regarding threats of violence, Newsline agreed to identify some sources in this story by their first names only.] When Sage, a […]

Mark Robinson and Bill Graham

Money conservatives versus church conservatives in North Carolina

BY: - October 24, 2023

Mark Robinson’s freight-train drive for the Republican gubernatorial nomination has hit an obstacle. Unencumbered up till now by any viable opposition, the lieutenant governor must defeat a well-funded and battle-seasoned competitor in Salisbury attorney Bill Graham. Robinson retains his edge in this race, but his imminent confrontation with big money will test the dominance of […]

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson at the legislative auditorium behind a wooden podium. The carpet is red and there are three large windows in the background. Robinson is a Black man, bald and is wearing a dark suit jacket and white dress shirt.

In declaring “Solidarity for Israel week,” Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson tries to erase his history of anti-Semitic vitriol

BY: - October 12, 2023

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who on social media has peddled antisemitic conspiracy theories, denied the Holocaust (“Hitler disarming MILLIONS OF Jews and then marching them off to concentration camps is a bunch of hogwash”), claimed a character in the “Black Panther” movie was “created by an agnostic Jew,” and then in the same Facebook post […]

State Treasurer Dale Folwell

NC Treasurer criticizes GOP legislators budget provision allowing public records to be sold, destroyed

BY: - October 11, 2023

State Treasurer Dale Folwell said efforts by the Republican-controlled General Assembly to restrict access to important public records reduces confidence in all levels of government. Folwell, a Republican who is running for governor in 2024, addressed the controversial budget provision Tuesday in an open conversation with members of the media. Last month, when legislative leaders […]

Donald Trump, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, Rep. Keith Kidwell, Senate President Phil Berger, and House Speaker Time Moore.

A toxic combination of the shameless, delusional and opportunistic threatens our democracy

BY: - October 10, 2023

Donald Trump knows he did not win the 2020 presidential election. The man has long displayed a malignant and all-consuming narcissism, but he’s no dummy. Uttering statements and making claims that sound at least plausible to some and that he wishes in his heart were true (but that he knows to be false) has always […]

Progressive coalition rallies to decry Lt. Gov. Robinson’s stances on public education

BY: - August 24, 2023

Lt. Mark Robinson’s bid to become the next governor of North Carolina will further divide a state in which most Democrats and Republicans are already miles apart over LGBTQ rights, book bans and lessons educators are allowed to teach about America’s racist past, a coalition of progressive activists said Thursday. Members of the Coalition Against […]

Demonstrators hold signs at the General Assembly calling on lawmakers to protect LGBTQ Youth

Lawmakers override governor’s vetoes of bills targeting transgender youth

BY: - August 17, 2023

The North Carolina General Assembly overturned a series of Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes late Wednesday, passing into law two bills that roll back rights for LGBTQ youth in the state. House Bill 808 prohibits gender-affirming medical care for those under 18, including treatment advised by their doctors and to which their parents consent. House Bill […]

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Former state Senator Deanna Ballard joins list of lieutenant governor candidates

BY: - July 25, 2023

A former Republican state senator who takes credit for pushing North Carolina’s leaders to reopen schools during the pandemic, has announced her candidacy for lieutenant governor. Deanna Ballard, a Watauga County Republican, boasts in a press release announcing her candidacy that she went “toe-to-toe with Gov. Roy Cooper, former Dept. of Health and Human Services […]

Newly indicted, Trump looms large over NC GOP convention

BY: - June 9, 2023

When the North Carolina Republican Party convenes for its convention in Greensboro this weekend, it will bring together rivals for the GOP presidential and gubernatorial nominations. While there’s no love lost between some of these candidates, there’s also a complex and evolving history in which the now twice indicted former President Donald Trump looms large. […]

New poll offers insight into opinions on gubernatorial candidates, issues for next governor

BY: - June 6, 2023

A new High Point University Poll offers insight into North Carolina residents’ views on candidates in the coming race for governor as well as the issues most important for the state’s next chief executive. In the poll, released Monday, respondents gave Governor Roy Cooper a 49 percent approval rating – more than ten points higher […]