U.S. Senate Race
With voting by mail already underway, Beasley-Budd Senate race remains neck and neck
The latest polls show that the gap between Cheri Beasley and Ted Budd continues to narrow, while the candidates’ differences on key issues have sharpened ahead of what could be their one and only debate. Budd, who avoided debates during an extended and contentious GOP primary, agreed to go toe-to-toe with Beasley, who faced nominal opposition and no debates in the Democratic primary, on Oct. 7. The event will air on Spectrum News and be moderated by Tim Boyum.
With “go everywhere” strategy, Beasley breaks with Democratic playbook for statewide races
In her attempt to break the Democratic Party’s streak of losses in U.S. Senate races, Cheri Beasley has billed herself as a different kind of Democrat. Over the past year, perhaps the most convincing case for that has been the stops on her itineraries.
Green Party ordered on the ballot in Senate race
North Carolina Green Party Senate candidate Matthew Hoh says he’s ramping up his campaign now that a federal judge has ordered that the party’s nominees be placed on the 2022 ballot. “From the very beginning, we have worked towards a speedy resolution to being placed onto the ballot; this is something that should have occurred […]
NC will select finalists in high-stakes U.S. Senate election tomorrow
Stage to be set for momentous 175-day sprint to November 8 Election Day for the 2022 primary arrives tomorrow, but in North Carolina the general election campaign has already begun for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat, a race that is expected to be one of the costliest and combative in state history.
Field notes from the North Carolina U.S. Senate campaign — Vol. 5
So many candidates The cast of characters in the U.S. Senate race grew over North Carolina’s second candidate filing period, but the plot hasn’t changed. After being halted by a court ruling in redistricting lawsuits last December, filing restarted February 24 and closed at noon Friday. Although there were some surprises in congressional and state […]
Field notes: Dispatches from U.S. Senate election – Vol. 4
Beasley files Cheri Beasley, the leading fundraiser in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, was the first top-tier candidate to make it official when filing reopened this week. Beasley, former Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court, filed Thursday morning after her former colleagues on the court approved a new set of maps for congressional and […]
Field notes: Dispatches from the 2022 U.S. Senate election – Vol. 3
The wheels are turning toward a May 17 primary as court cases play out in what has already been a confusing year for voters trying to follow the calendar changes. This week, the state Board of Elections reopened its absentee ballot request portal and candidate filing, halted in late December by a court ruling, is […]
Field notes: Dispatches from the 2022 U.S. Senate election
[Editor’s note: This is the first in what will be a regular series of end-of-the-work-week news roundups from veteran journalist Kirk Ross on the 2022 North Carolina U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Republican Richard Burr.] Walker stays in the race Mark Walker didn’t just say ‘no’ to high-level entreaties to get out of the […]
Republican U.S. Senate contest among the races impacted by primary date battle
Another potential change in the date of North Carolina’s 2022 primary election, this one initiated by the Republican majorities in the state legislature, is reverberating through races statewide, including the battle for the GOP nomination in the race for Richard Burr's soon-to-be open U.S. Senate seat. On Wednesday, General Assembly leaders fast-tracked a bill through both chambers that shifts the current May 17 primary date to June 7.
Jackson bows out of U.S. Senate race, endorses Beasley allowing Democrats to avoid contentious primary
Jeff Jackson dropped out of the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and offered a full-throated endorsement of Cheri Beasley Thursday in another twist in the closely watched election. In a two-minute video message to supporters released Thursday morning Jackson, a four-term state senator from Charlotte, said it was time for Democrats to rally together...
Former NC Supreme Court Chief Justice to swear in UNC-Chapel Hill student representative this week
When Lamar Richards was elected student body president at UNC-Chapel Hill in February, he knew he was making history. As the first Black, openly gay man to represent the student body at UNC’s flagship campus, he said he wanted to expand peoples’ idea of what and who Carolina students are today. On Thursday, when he […]