US Senate race


Budd defeats Beasley, but expected GOP ‘red wave’ is more of an uneven ripple

BY: - November 9, 2022

Repubs sweeps state appellate courts, but fall just short of veto-proof General Assembly; Dems gain in state US House delegation, while national picture remains undecided -- Full team coverage At the top of the ticket this year, three-term congressman Ted Budd defeated former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley in a close race to determine who replaces retiring Sen. Richard Burr.

Western Carolina University political scientist professor Chris Cooper previews some of the top political challenges of 2022

BY: - January 17, 2022

Cooper is the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor and Director of the Public policy Institute at Western Carolina University.