Pollster David McLennan discusses how the 2024 gubernatorial candidates are faring
The 2024 primary election in North Carolina is only just over three months away and according to the most recent Meredith College poll, we may very well already know which major party candidates are likely to prevail. According to Meredith College political scientist and pollster David McLennan the latest poll found Democratic Attorney General Josh […]
Mark Walker leaves governor’s race for new, GOP drawn congressional district
Former Congressman Mark Walker announced he will leave the race for governor Wednesday, and instead pursue a return to the U.S House via the state’s 6th Congressional District seat under newly redrawn maps more favorable to Republicans. U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning, a Greensboro Democrat, has held the seat since 2021, when the district was redrawn […]
Western Carolina University Professor Chris Cooper discusses early contenders in the 2024 elections
Western Carolina University political scientist Chris Cooper discusses the fast-approaching 2024 election cycle — including the likelihood of a Biden- Trump rematch, the GOP gubernatorial primary in North Carolina, and the impact that the debate over abortion rights is likely to have.
Walker backs Robinson’s LGBTQ “filth” comments
Former U.S. Rep and current U.S. Senate candidate Mark Walker showed support for Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s controversial characterization of LGBTQ people as “filth” that shouldn’t be discussed in public schools. In a Monday social media post, Walker said he agreed with Robinson and supported his Saturday video message wherein he alleged sexually explicit LGBTQ-centric […]
Lt. Governor Mark Robinson to headline event for religious right group seeking “culture war”
New Lt. Governor Mark Robinson is, like his predecessor Dan Forest, no stranger to controversy. Next month he’ll be proving it again, following in Forest’s footsteps as a keynote speaker for a North Carolina Renewal Project event in Raleigh. As Policy Watch reported in 2019, the American Renewal Project holds similar expense-paid private events across the […]
Rabbi schools two newly elected North Carolina politicians in holiday op-ed
If you get a chance today, be sure to check out an op-ed penned by Raleigh Rabbi Eric Solomon and currently running on WRAL.com. In “Seeking more Hanukkah light and love, not fixing ‘broken’ souls,” Solomon provides some basic education — education that ought not to be necessary — to two newly elected North Carolina […]
NC’s new Lt. Governor: Taking Trumpism to new depths?
In case you missed it, the person who will soon be the top ranking Republican in NC state government is someone for whom outrageous and divisive statements are his stock-in-trade A lot of smart people are still trying to understand everything that went down in the 2020 election in North Carolina, but here’s one thing […]
Election 2020: Gov. Cooper wins reelection, margins tight in several Council of State contests
Democrat Roy Cooper was reelected governor Tuesday, fighting back a challenge from Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest who made Cooper’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic a centerpiece of his campaign. In the end, voters rewarded Cooper’s steady leadership during the ongoing crisis while rejecting Forest’s call for a quicker reopening of businesses and schools.
Breaking: Van Duyn concedes Democratic Lt. Gov. race to Holley
A week after losing the Super Tuesday vote in a crowded contest for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor by a relatively narrow margin of 26% to 20%, Buncombe County state Senator Terry Van Duyn has conceded the race to Wake County State Rep. Yvonne Holley. State law allows the runner up to ask for […]