What Holding’s numbers mean

Republican Congressman George Holding (NC-02) is clearly getting nervous. He sent out a fundraising email saying that he trails his Democratic opponent by three points. He’s not sharing his poll so it’s not clear how accurate that number is. Is it an initial...

Duplin County

Duplin County is a large, rural county located centrally within North Carolina’s Coastal Plain region. Duplin is economically and culturally defined by its expansive agriculture industry, including some of the state’s largest poultry producers in addition to the...

Threatening the Supreme Court

GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse leveled a threat at the North Carolina Supreme Court that would make authoritarians the world over proud. He said that that if the court ruled against the GOP in the question of ballot language in this year’s constitutional...

The state of house races

Our maps at PoliticsNC have been updated. (Thanks, Amanda.) It’s time to take a look at the lay of the land in legislative races as we approach the end of August and the beginning of the real campaign season in September. We'll start with the House. Republicans hold a...

War on the administrative state

Yesterday, the EPA held a Community Event in Fayetteville to discuss the threat of Gen X to the Cape Fear River and all the communities it serves. Congressman Richard Hudson came to show his concern. Ironically, as his opponent Frank McNeill pointed out, if Hudson had...

Governing like a cartel

Yesterday was a bad day for the authoritarians in the General Assembly. First, the court came out against their law that would retro-actively change elections laws, leaving two Republicans on the ballot for Supreme Court. Then, all five formers governors, two...

McCready is What NC Democrats Need

In the twilight years of Democratic dominance, NC progressives grew restive. Urbanization had not led to the liberalization of their party. Pro-business rural Democrats ran the party, and this bulwark of centrism left some activists feeling like they were denied the...

Fuel to the Democratic fire

Today, all five of North Carolina’s surviving governors are holding a press conference to oppose two of the proposed constitutional amendments that would shift power from the governor to the legislature. The GOP majority in the state house and senate has been trying...

Uncoordinated coordination

Yesterday, the Republican House Caucus released a web site supposedly ridiculing Democratic House candidates. The text reads, "Here are the candidates of the North Carolina Democratic House Caucus hoping to get elected to enact a far-left radical agenda.” That...

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